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EvenFlo faces lawsuit over safety of its car seats for kids under 40 pounds

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By Kyla Asbury | Mar 4, 2020

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CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) — A man is suing a children's product company for allegedly concealing information about a car seat.

Joseph Wilder filed the class action lawsuit against Evenflo Company in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio on Feb. 14 claiming that he purchased two Evenflo Big Kid LX car seats that were for children who weighed between 30 and 110 pounds in July 2018.

Wilder claims the seats were marketed as being safe for children 30 to 110 pounds, but in February, Evenflo updated his website to say the seats were safe for children 40 to 110 pounds after ProPublica issued a report finding that the seat was unsafe for those weighing less than 40 pounds.

The ProPublica article also alleged that Evenflo knew that the seat wasn't safe for children under 40 pounds as early as 2012 and did not divulge that information, according to the suit.

Wilder claims Evenflo's conduct was unlawful.

Wilder is seeking actual and punitive damages. He is represented by Michelle L. Kranz and Carasusana B. Wall of Zoll & Kranz in Toledo.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio Case number: 3:20-cv-00061

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