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Mark Chalos Appointed to Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in Graco Child Car Seat Fraudulent Marketing & Injuries Litigation

Mark Chalos Appointed to Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in Graco Child Car Seat Fraudulent Marketing & Injuries Litigation

On September 9, 2020, U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May of the Northern District of Georgia issued an order appointing Lieff Cabraser Nashville Managing Partner Mark P. Chalos to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the multidistrict litigation centered in Georgia against Graco accusing the company of improper, fraudulent, and dangerous marketing of child car booster seats.

According to multiple reports, Graco has known–since at least 2002–that its TurboBooster and Affix booster seats are not suitable for children under forty pounds and four years of age, nor do they appreciably reduce the risk of serious injury or death from side-impacts or collisions. Nevertheless, as alleged in the original complaint, Graco aggressively markets its Affix and TurboBooster seats as “safe,” claiming they provide extra protection to children because they are “Graco ProtectPlus Engineered to help protect your children in frontal, side, rear & rollover crashes.” The complaint further alleges that Graco knew, even while it was making representations to consumers about the professed safety of its booster seats, that the seats were not safe, should not be used by children under forty pounds, and provided little to no side-impact protection.

Learn more about the Graco Child Car Seat Fraudulent Marketing & Injuries Litigation.