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A class action lawsuit has been filed by a man, Spencer Price, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, on November 30th of 2016, with claims against the manufacturers of a car seat that may contain harmful chemicals.

The plaintiff alleges that he suffered damages from being misled into purchasing the Orbit Baby Essentials G2 Car Seat that might cause harm to his child and is holding Orbit Baby Inc. and the Ergo Baby Carrier Inc. responsible. The manufacturers allegedly, consciously and knowingly, did not disclose the amount of flame-retardant chemical known as Chlorinated Tris, which is known to cause cancer and reproductive harm, in this product.

Specifically, the complaint states that the Bay-area based Orbit sells high-end car seats, including car seat/stroller “travel systems” that can cost upwards of $1,000. Referring to brominated flame retardants (BFRs), the company’s advertising claimed that its car seats are “BFR-Free” and “…made without the use of toxic brominated and chlorinated chemicals.”

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual, general, special, incidental, statutory, punitive and consequential damages; restitution; interest; all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. The complaint is filed on behalf of all others with a similar situation. The plaintiff is seeking to represent a nationwide Class and a California subclass of consumers who currently own or used to own a G2 Car Seat.

If you had or currently own a G2 Car Seat please contact us at info@mypirl.com

The Orbit Baby Car Seat Class Action Lawsuit is Price v. Orbit Baby Inc., et al., Case No. 2:16-cv-8849, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.