Children's Car Seats 2018

On December 3, 2018 the Ecology Center released test results and product ratings in their 2018 report, Hidden Hazards: Flame Retardants & PFAS in Children's Car Seats. Testing and rating child car seats periodically since 2006, the Ecology Center has been tracking changes in hazardous chemical additives of popular car seat brands. Additionally, the authors of this report collaborated with researchers from Indiana University to publish detailed analytical results in the peer-reviewed journal, Environmental Science & Technology Letters, including the first-ever report in the scientific literature of the presence of a new flame retardant chemical in products in North America. 

Important note: Child car seats are mandatory safety devices that save lives. Regardless of any chemical concerns, parents should always properly install and use a children’s car seat.

2018 Carseat Chemical Hazard Ratings
  Car Seat  
25558 Clek Fllo 2
25558 Clek Fllo 2 Clek - Fllo - Convertible - Mammoth Low Concern
25553 Nuna Pipa Lite - Fog 4
25553 Nuna Pipa Lite - Fog 4 Nuna - Pipa Lite - Infant - Fog Low Concern
25487 Uppababy Mesa Infant Car Seat - Jordan 2
25487 Uppababy Mesa Infant Car Seat - Jordan 2 UPPAbaby - MESA - Infant - Jordan Low Concern
25548 Britax Advocate Clicktight ARB 10
25548 Britax Advocate Clicktight ARB 10 Britax - Advocate ClickTight ARB - Convertible - Circa Moderate Concern
25495 Britax Roundabout 2
25495 Britax Roundabout 2 Britax - Roundabout G4.1 - Convertible - Luna Moderate Concern
25557 Clek Foonf 3
25557 Clek Foonf 3 Clek - Foonf - Convertible - Thunder Moderate Concern
25497 Cosco Scenera next
25497 Cosco Scenera next Cosco - Scenera NEXT - Convertible - Moon Mist Moderate Concern
25489 Maxi-Cosi Mico 30 4
25489 Maxi-Cosi Mico 30 4 Maxi-Cosi - Mico 30 - Infant - Bright Rose Moderate Concern
25550 Safety 1st Grow and Go 3-in-1 in Shadow 7
25550 Safety 1st Grow and Go 3-in-1 in Shadow 7 Safety 1st - Grow and Go 3-in-1 - Convertible - Shadow Moderate Concern
25486 Uppababy Mesa Infant Car Seat- Taylor 4
25486 Uppababy Mesa Infant Car Seat- Taylor 4 UPPAbaby - MESA - Infant - Taylor Moderate Concern
25549 Baby Trend EZ Flex Loc - Morning Mist 6
25549 Baby Trend EZ Flex Loc - Morning Mist 6 Baby Trend - EZ Flex-Loc - Infant - Morning Mist High Concern
25542 Chicco KeyFit 30 4
25542 Chicco KeyFit 30 4 Chicco - KeyFit 30 - Infant - Regatta High Concern
25496 Eddie Bauer XRS 65 4
25496 Eddie Bauer XRS 65 4 Eddie Bauer - XRS 65 - Convertible - Viewpoint High Concern
25490 Even Flo Nurture
25490 Even Flo Nurture Evenflo - Nurture - Infant - Blake High Concern
25541 Even Flo Sureride DLX 3
25541 Even Flo Sureride DLX 3 Evenflo - SureRide DLX - Convertible - Paxton High Concern
25540 Graco Contender 65 3
25540 Graco Contender 65 3 Graco - Contender 65 - Convertible - Piedmont High Concern
Graco Snugride
Graco Snugride Graco - SnugRide Click Connect 30 - Infant - Kyte High Concern
25554 Nuna Pipa - Graphite 6
25554 Nuna Pipa - Graphite 6 Nuna - Pipa - Infant - Graphite High Concern