Booster Seat Makers Are Endangering Kids — And NHTSA Is Letting Them Get Away With It

A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee’s investigation into the crash testing practices of six booster seat manufacturers revealed that the companies have been misleading consumers about the efficacy of their products for years off the back of meaningless safety claims.

The House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy published a report late last week detailing disturbing industry-wide practices after an investigation by non-profit news organization ProPublica into one child seat maker, Evenflo, earlier this year. It also formerly requested both federal highway safety regulators and the Federal Trade Commission investigate producers of child booster seats.