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Parents, listen up! If you bought a Chicco “KidFit” booster seat for your child, you could be entitled to some money in a class action settlement. Chicco got sued over claims that their booster seats weren’t safe for kids who weighed less than 40 pounds, even though they were marketed as being safe for kids as light as 30 pounds. Chicco denies the allegations, but they’re settling the case to avoid going to trial.
So if you bought the qualifying Chicco booster seat between April 22, 2015, and Dec. 31, 2021, you might be eligible to get some cash back — up to $50 with proof of purchase or $25 without proof. Chicco KidFit Booster Seats were sold nationwide in the United States at major retailers, including Walmart, Target, Amazon, and BuyBuy Baby, as well as on the Chicco website and other online retailers.
Here’s what you need to know:
You’re part of the settlement class if you bought a KidFit Chicco Booster seat between 2015 and 2021.
The Artsana “KidFit” Chicco Booster Seat Settlement includes several Chicco “KidFit” car booster seat models. If you purchased any of the following Chicco booster seats between April 22, 2015, and Dec. 31, 2021, you may be eligible to file a claim:
- Chicco KidFit
- Chicco KidFit Zip
- Chicco KidFit Zip Air
- KidFit Luxe
- KidFit Plus
- KidFit Air Plus
Note: There was never a recall issued for these products, and only the above-mentioned Chicco “KidFit” booster seat models are included in the settlement. Other Chicco car seat models are not included.
Even if you don’t have proof of purchase, you can still get $25 by answering some questions.
If you have receipts or other documentation of your purchase, you can get the maximum payment of $50. If you don’t have proof of purchase, you can still receive $25 by providing two of the following four attestations when filing a claim form:
- The serial number for the Chicco booster seat
- The model of the product purchased, as well as the color of the booster seat
- Purchase information about the Chicco car seat, such as the name of the retailer where it was purchased, month or season, and year of purchase
- If the Chicco booster seat was not purchased online, the city and state in which it was purchased, as well as a picture of it.
By providing two of these attestations, you’re essentially attesting or declaring under oath that you did, in fact, purchase a Chicco “KidFit” booster seat during the eligible time period, even if you don’t have documentation to prove it. (So be honest!)
How do I make a claim?
If you believe you’re eligible to make a claim in the Artsana “KidFit” Chicco Booster Seat Settlement, you can submit a claim form online or by mail. The deadline to make a claim is Dec. 11, 2023.
To file a claim online, visit the Artsana settlement website and click on the “File a Claim” button. You will then need to provide some basic information about yourself and your purchase, including your name, address, phone number, and email address, as well as the model and color of the Chicco booster seat you purchased, the name of the retailer where bought it, and the month and year of purchase.
If you prefer to mail your claim form instead of submitting it online, you can send it to the following address:
Chicco KidFit Settlement
c/o Heffler Claims Group
P.O. Box 58369
Philadelphia, PA 19102-8369
Expect payment sometime in early 2024.
We don’t have an exact date yet for the final approval hearing for the Artsana “KidFit” Chicco Booster Seat Settlement just yet, but based on the Dec. 11, 2023, claims deadline, you can expect it to happen in late 2023. (Keep in mind that the claims deadline of Dec. 11, 2023, could change, depending on when the court grants final approval.)
After the settlement receives final approval, it may take several months for payments to be distributed. We’ve got lots more to say about how class action settlements work.