Safety Technology

Evenflo is commited to providing child safety through research, testing, design, and community.

At Evenflo, we continue to go above and beyond government standards to provide car seats that are tested at 2X the Federal Crash Test Standard. We also continually enhance our products with new technologies that distribute crash forces away from your child during a crash.

Some of those technologies include:

  • Rollover Testing: Testing above and beyond industry standards including the simulation of a roof-to-ground contact incident, and impact responsible for the majority of injuries in a rollover event.
  • Expanded Zone of Protection: E3. Three layers of superior protection reduces side impact crash forces up to 50%.
  • Side Impact Tested: Meets or exceeds all applicable federal safety standards and Evenflo’s Side impact standards.
  • Designed and tested for structural integrity at energy levels approximately 2X the federal crash test standard.
  • FMVSS 213: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for Child Restraint Systems
  • FMVSS 302: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for Flammability of Interior Materials
  • Certified For Use In Aircraft: When used with the internal 5-point harness this restraint meets FAA Inversion requirements for airplane use.
  • Evenflo Temperature Testing: All current Evenflo car seats are tested for product integrity at both high and low temperatures.

We also work to make safety easier by providing best-in-class ease of Installation.

  • SureLATCH Installation: A secure installation in seconds. Simply click the LATCH into your vehicle and push down to hear and feel the seat auto-tighten.
  • SureSafe Installation: Push –on connectors and LATCH guides for a secure installation each and every time.


Our hope is that no one will ever need SensorSafe™ Technology, but the reality is that 1 child dies every 9 days from being left in a motor vehicle. We feel a social responsibility to offer caregivers and parents the opportunity to help prevent these tragedies from happening.

SensorSafe Technology works by alerting a caregiver that a child is present in the vehicle upon reaching their destination. Additionally the technology will also alert the caregiver if the chest clip becomes unbuckled during the trip.

This works through two components: a wireless receiver and a smart chest clip. The wireless receiver plug inserts into the vehicle’s On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) Port and communicates to the car seat’s smart chest clip via standard radio frequency. The system works together to make beeping sounds to alert the caregiver of a problem.

Rollover Testing

Evenflo is leading the industry by incorporating a dynamic rollover test.

In January 2016 Babies"R"Us® and Evenflo®, both advocates in child product safety, came together to launch the FIRST rollover tested car seat in the U.S, the Safemax all-in-one car seat. The Evenflo Rollover Test simulates ROOF-TO-GROUND contact, an impact responsible for the majority of injuries in a rollover event.

Evenflo’s partnership with Babies"R"Us® continues as the lineup of Rollover Tested seats expands into infant and convertible car seats throughout 2016.

Evenflo Side Impact Testing

Evenflo Side impact testing simulates a crash in which the vehicle carrying the car seat is struck on the side by another vehicle. An example of a real life side impact collision is when a car crossing an intersection is struck on the side by another car that ran a stop sign.

Why is it important to car seat safety?

Approximately one out of four vehicle crashes have a side impact component.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), impacts to the side of the vehicle rank almost equal to frontal crashes as a source of fatalities and serious injuries to children ages 0 to 12.

How are car seats tested now?

Federal car seat safety standards require a frontal impact test with a 30 mph velocity change. This approximates the crash forces generated in a collision between a vehicle traveling 60 mph and a parked car of similar mass, or the energy produced in a fall from a three story building. There are currently no provisions in the U.S. and Canadian standards for side impact testing. NHTSA is in the process of developing a child side impact test standard.

What is the Evenflo Side Impact Testing?

At Evenflo, car seat safety is a top priority. That's why we have created the Evenflo Side Impact test protocol. The Evenflo Side Impact test protocol was developed by Evenflo engineers using state-of-the-art facilities. The rigorous test simulates the energy in the severe 5-star government side impact tests conducted for automobiles.

All Evenflo car seats meet or exceed all applicable federal safety standards and Evenflo’s side impact standards.

For car seat safety that you can depend on, trust Evenflo. Shop our collection of side impact tested car seats today.