Graco TurboBooster class action commenced in Canada

LONDON, ON, Jan. 5, 2012 /CNW/ -The law firm Siskinds LLP has launched a class action against Graco Children's Products, Inc. and related entities regarding its TurboBooster child car seats.

From the commencement of production in or about June 2002, millions of TurboBooster child car seats have been sold to North American consumers, many of which are still in use today.

The Statement of Claim alleges that TurboBooster child car seats manufactured prior to late 2007 or early 2008 have a common design defect that can result in the armrests changing position and/or completely separating from the seat's base in the event of a crash. This can result in a serious safety risk to the child using the seat. Matthew Baer, a lawyer with Siskinds LLP, describes the purpose of the proceeding, "We believe that through this lawsuit, the defendants will be required to account for the defect, explain to Canadian consumers what they knew about the risks associated with using the TurboBooster child car seats manufactured prior to the defect being corrected, when they first became aware of those risks, and why nothing was done to correct the defect in the older models. In this case, as with all of these types of cases, we are concerned about the safety of the product which in this case, is specifically being used by Canadian children as a safety device."

Canadians who have TurboBooster child car seats manufactured prior to 2008 are encouraged to visit www.classaction.ca or to call 1-800-461-6166 ext 2381 for more information. Quebec residents can contact Nathalie Boulay at (418) 694-2009.

SOURCE Siskinds LLP

For further information:

Please contact Sabrina Lombardi at (519) 660-7702.


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