As of January 2009 all Evenflo car seats are side impact tested. All car seats sold are required to meet frontal impact test standards. Evenflo goes even further ensuring all of our car seats are side impact tested. This is in addition to meeting all applicable U.S. Safety Standards and being tested for structural integrity at energy levels approximately 2X the federal crash test standard.
Side impact testing simulates a crash in which the vehicle carrying the car seat is struck on the side by another vehicle. Approximately one out of four vehicle crashes involve a side impact component.
Currently there are no provisions in the U.S. and Canadian standards for side impact testing for car seats, however Evenflo has raised its own standards by establishing a Side Impact test protocol using our own state-of-the-art facilities. The rigorous test simulates the energy in the severe 5-star government side impact tests conducted for automobiles.
Learn more about side impact testing for car seats with Evenflo's Side Impact Testing FAQs.
Evenflo® Side Impact Tested Car Seats: