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Defective Baby Car Seats

Administration that baby car seats fail. Often the bases of the car seat disengage from their seats leaving the occupant babies fledging through the vehicle. The scary thing about these tests are the speeds at which the crash tests are conducted: 30 mph. As we all know, highway crashes involve much more severe speeds; head on collisions involve the forces of two vehicles which double the velocity and energy of an impact. This is a very scary scenario given the fact that the law requires we use these items so as to keep the baby safer while driving in a motor vehicle. When the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) did the testing, the 66 infant seats tested in frontal crashes, nearly half of the seats either separated from their bases or exceeded injury limits-this is extremely scary. Benson & Bingham handles products liability accident cases and will investigate a potential case anywhere in the world. If you or a loved one has suffered the loss of a child restrained in a defective baby car seat call us today.

Nearly all brands of car seats have been tested and proven to have defects. Those brands include: Evenflo, Graco, Combi Centre, Britax Companion, Graco SafeSeat, Peg Perego Primo Viaggio, Chicco KeyFits crash test, among others.

Evenflo Embrace model car seats, for instance, may have an accidental or unintentional detachment during a rollover event. The design of the child car seat can detach causing a child seat carrier detachment from the base. The issue we have researched and hypothesized is a combination of inertial detachment given latch movement if contact is established with the front passenger back-rest. This alleged defect is in the Embrace child car seat available at most retailers. The discovery model child car seat was recalled by the NHTSA for unintentional detachment in a side impact accident. The standard test for this sled impact accident is a 30mph impact which the government deems to be a fair impact velocity. The immediate fix for this horrific design was a duel supplemental safety strap which was available from Evenflo. This design flaw in the Child seat system can lead to death of infants in side impact collisions. Call us at 702-382-9797 today if your Baby's Car Seat didn't fully prevent auto injury.

Many other models of car seats have had recalls and problems including the following companies:

Angel Guard Products Inc. c/o Mercury Distributing 7001 Wooster Pike Medina, OH 44256 800-815-6330 www.angel-guard.com

Baby Trend Inc. 1607 S. Campus Ave Ontario, CA 91761 800-328-7363 www.babytrend.com

Bergeron Health Care 15 South Second St Dolgeville, New York 13329 800-371-2778 315-429-8407 www.adaptivemall.com

Britax Child Safety Inc. 13501 South Ridge Dr Charlotte, NC 28273 888-427-4829 704-409-1700 www.britaxusa.com

Chicco 1826 William Penn Way Lancaster, PA 17601 877-424-4226 717-735-6200 www.chiccousa.com

Clek, Inc. / Magna Aftermarket of America 12 Upjohn Road Suite 1 Toronto, Ontario M3B 2V9 Canada 248-284-2462 clekin.com

Columbia Medical Mfg. 11724 Willake Street Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 800-454-6612 www.columbiamedical.com

Combi USA Inc 1962 Highway 160 West Suite 100 Fort Mill, SC 29708 800-992-6624 www.combi-intl.com

Cybex c/o Regal Lager 1100 Cobb Place Blvd. Kennesaw, Georgia 30144 800-593-5522 www.regallager.com

Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) (Cosco, Eddie Bauer, Safety 1st) 2525 State St Columbus, IN 47201 800-457-5276 (sales) 800-544-1108 (service) www.djgusa.com

Dream On Me. 170 Circle Drive North Piscataway, NJ 08854 866-642-6632 www.dreamonme.com ALSO: Mia Moda

Evenflo Company Inc. 1801 Commerce Dr Piqua, OH 45356 800-233-5921 www.evenflo.com

E-Z-ON Products 605 Commerce Way West Jupiter, FL 33458 800-323-6598 www.ezonpro.com

Graco Children's Products 150 Oaklands Blvd Exton, PA 19341 800-345-4109 www.gracobaby.com

Harmony Juvenile Products 1600 53rd St North Bergen, NJ 07047 877-306-1001 www.hamonyjuvenile.com

Kids Embrace 3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd. #1172 Studio City, CA 91604 866-947-3287 kidsembrace.com

Learning Curve / Compass 1111 West 22nd St, Ste 320 Oak Brook, IL 60523 630-573-7200 www.learningcurve.com

Lilly Gold Div. TriplePlay Products 10275 Wayzata Bl. #280 Minnetonka, MN 55305 800-829-1625 www.lilygold.com

Mercedes-Benz USA Accessories, P.O. Box 350 Montvale, NJ 07645 www.mbusa.com

Merritt Manufacturing PO Box 17152 Indianapolis, IN 46217 317-409-0148 www.eztether.com

Orbit Baby Inc 5437 Central Ave, Ste 10 Newark, CA 94560 877-672-2229 www.orbitbaby.com

Patterson Med.-Sammons Preston 1000 Remington Blvd Bolingbrook, IL 60440 800-323-5547 www.patterson-medical.com

Peg Perego U.S.A. Inc. 3625 Independence Dr Fort Wayne, IN 46808 800-671-1701 www.perego.com

ProRider Children-N-Safety Program 7818 S 212th St #106 Kent, WA 98032 800-642-3123 www.prorider.com/

Recaro 3275 Lapeer Rd West Auburn Hills, MI 48326 248-364-3818 www.recaro.com

Safe Traffic System Inc 3343 W Eastwood Ave Chicago, IL 60625 847-329-8111 www.safetrafficsystem.com

Safety Angel Inc. P.O. Box 740151 Boynton Beach, FL 33474 888-743-3798 www.safetyangel.com

Snug Seat 12801 E. Independence Blvd Stallings, NC 28105 800-336-7684 www.snugseat.com

Sunshine Kids 3104 142nd Ave South, #105 Sumner, WA 98390 888-336-7909 www.skjp.com

Team-Tex America PO Box 3194 Rock Hill, SC 29732 877-912-1313

Teutonia USA 150 Oaklands Blvd. Exton, PA 19341 877-838-8664 www.teutoniausa.com

Volvo Cars of North America Seven Volvo Dr Rockleigh, NJ 07647 800-458-1552 www.volvocars.com/us

By: Ben Bingham