The class action lawyers at Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman are currently investigating claims that Graco and Newell Brands made false or misleading claims about how well their Turbobooster and Affix car seats could protect children that weighed less than 40 pounds.
If you purchased a Turbobooster or Affix child safety car seat from Graco or Newell Brand at any time since the early 2000s, you may be eligible to join a Graco Highback Booster Seat Class Action Lawsuit. When companies misrepresent the safety of their products to consumers, a class action lawsuit is a means by which they can be held accountable for deceptive practices and fraud.
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Allegations in the Class Action Lawsuit Against Graco and Newell Brands
When it began to sell its Turbobooster car seat in 2002, Graco marketed the product to parents as being safe for children as young as three years old and weighing as little as 30 pounds. At that time, however, regulations from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) made it clear that booster seats were NOT recommended for children under 40 pounds, and that any child under 40 pounds would not be adequately protected in a booster seat.
The evidence suggests that Graco was well aware of this limit but marketed its booster seat for use by smaller children, despite knowing that those smaller children faced increased risk in a car booster seat. Graco also claimed that its booster seats were side-impact tested even though the NHTSA published no side-impact standards or tests for child booster seats.
Based on these alleged misrepresentations, parents may have purchased car seats for their children that were not as safe as advertised.
Call the Consumer Protection Attorneys at Kantrowitz, Goldhamer, & Graifman
If you purchased a Graco Highback Booster Seat, you may be eligible to join a consumer class action lawsuit over deceptive marketing practices. If your child was injured in a Graco car seat, you may be entitled to monetary damages for medical bills and more. Please contact class action attorneys Melissa R. Emert, Esq., or Gary S. Graifman, Esq., Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C., 747 Chestnut Ridge Road – Suite 200, Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 via telephone: (866) 906-4247, fax: (845) 356-4335, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.