Graco My Size 65 Car Seat Test Results Released
July 11, 2014
As part of our 2014 car seat screening project HealthyStuff.org tested the Graco My Size 65 Convertible Car Seat for chemical hazards. This is the first of series of test results we will be releasing this year.
We are particularly interested in identifying the flame retardant chemistry used in car seats. Our test found two flame retardants in this product:
- Thin PU foam layer (laminated to green textile): Triethyl phosphate, Tris (2-butoxyethyl) phosphate (TBEP)
- EPS foam: 5,110 ppm Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD)
HBCDD has been found to present human health concerns based on animal test results which indicate potential reproductive, developmental, and neurological effects. Due to its persistence, toxicity, and ecotoxicity, a global ban on HBCD is occurring under the framework of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants.
TBEP is an alkyl phosphate flame retardant whose safety has not been fully tested. The long-term toxicity and carcinogenicity of TBEP have not been studied.
Remember: Always use a car seat! Car seat are vital safety devices and regardless of our test results you should always use a car seat with your child.
Please consider supporting our car seat testing project through our Indiegogo crowdsourcing campaign. The more we raise the more we can test!