Thousands of Baby Products Reformulated Under Court Settlement Negotiated by The Chanler Group

Posted: 12/04/2013  browse the blog archive

Parents can breathe easier knowing that thousands of child and infant car seats will be reformulated thanks to a settlement reported today.

The agreement requires Evenflo Company, Inc. to reformulate its baby car seats to remove harmful flame retardant chemicals to comply with California’s right-to-know toxics law.  Under the law, companies selling products that contain dangerous chemicals must first provide consumers with a health hazard warning or reformulate.

“Children are our most precious resource,” said Cliff Chanler, founder of The Chanler Group.  “We want to do everything to protect them, including ensuring that the products designed to keep them safe aren’t also exposing them to harmful chemicals.”

Evenflo allegedly manufactured thousands of car and booster seats containing the carcinogenic flame retardants tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (“TDCPP”) and tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate (“TCEP”), without providing the requisite warning.  The settlement requires Evenflo to eliminate these chemicals from all their foam-padded car seats and pay up to $84,000 in fines, seventy-five percent of which go to the State of California to protect and enhance public health and the environment.

The Chanler Group’s clients continue to vigorously enforce the safety of children and infant products sold in California, and more settlements are expected.

Details of the Evenflo settlement are available at  Mr. Chanler is available to discuss the case, as well as the broader issues of hazardous materials in children and infant products sold in the U.S.  He can be reached at (203) 312-4484 or at