The Ecology Center’s Healthy Stuff program has been testing children’s car seats for over ten years. Consumers and their advocates look to us for guidance on the least toxic options. But the universe of child car seats is vast, giving consumers dozens of options. We can’t test them all and, ultimately, companies need to have a comprehensive chemical policy for all of their products. When faced with questions about seats we have not tested, we suggest that consumers consider the company as a whole to help make their purchasing decisions.
We invited twelve children’s car seat companies to complete our Children's Car Seat Corporate Chemical Policy Survey in order to evaluate their corporate chemical policies and practices. The survey applied to all car seat brands within a company.
Six out of twelve companies responded. We acknowledge and thank the six companies that completed our inaugural survey. We appreciate their time and participation that made this report possible. Click company name for the company summary.
Graco Children’s Products Inc. (a subsidiary of Newell Brands Inc.)
Companies surveyed that did not respond
Baby Trend Inc.
Chicco USA/ Artsana Group
Dorel Juvenile Group Inc. (parent company to Cosco Kids, Maxi-Cosi, Safety 1st)
Evenflo Company, Inc. (subsidiary of Goodbaby International)
Joie Children’s Products Co., Limited