On August 27, 2020, U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper appointed Lieff Cabraser Nashville Managing Partner Mark P. Chalos as co-lead counsel for plaintiffs in the multidistrict litigation centered in Massachusetts against Evenflo accusing the company of improper, fraudulent, and dangerous marketing of child car booster seats.
According to multiple reports, Evenflo has known since at least 2012 that its Big Kid Booster Seat is not suitable for children under forty pounds and four years of age, nor does the booster seat appreciably reduce the risk of serious injury or death from side-impacts or collisions. Nevertheless, Evenflo aggressively markets the Big Kid Booster as “the best way to minimize injuries to your child” and claims that it will “greatly reduce the risk of serious injury to your child in a crash.” As alleged in the complaint, Evenflo knew, even while it was making representations to consumers about the professed safety of its Big Kid Booster, that the seats were not safe, should not be used by children under forty pounds, and provided little to no side-impact protection.
“I am honored to be chosen to co-lead this important litigation,” noted Chalos. “Keeping children safe should be a top priority of any corporation in America, especially those corporations designing and marketing children’s booster seats.”