"Lawsuit Against Car Seat Manufacturer Set For Trial Next Year: Jacksonville 5-Year-Old Was Permanently Injured in 2014 Crash," News 4 JAX
September 20, 2016
A Duval County judge set an Aug. 14, 2017, trial date for a lawsuit alleging that Evenflo, an Ohio-based car seat manufacturer, improperly recommends car seats that are too big for children.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the parents of a 5-year-old girl permanently injured in a 2014 crash on Baymeadows Road at Interstate 295 and names three plaintiffs: the two adults operating the car at the time and the car seat manufacturer.
The suit alleges negligence on the part of Evenflo, "by designing, developing, testing, manufacturing, marketing, a product that does not provide adequate crash protection.” The suit added that the booster seat in the crash was “a product for children under 40 pounds that does not incorporate a five-point harness." Such a harness straps over the shoulders, around the waist and between the legs.