How do you know if a car seat is expired?
Expiration Date: Most car seats expire after 6 years from the date of manufacture. If you can’t find an explicit expiration date printed anywhere on the seat (shown below), check the owner’s manual. When in doubt, the easiest thing to do is to call the manufacturer and ask them.
Can you use an expired car seat?
A spokesperson wrote back: “There are no actual rules or regulations in the U.S. about using an expired date car seat.” The U.S. government isn’t oblivious to the possibility that a child safety seat could degrade over time.
How do I know if my Graco car seat is expired?
How do I find out when my car seat expires? Each Graco car seat is marked with its Date of Manufacture (DOM) on one of your car seat’s labels. To identify your car seat’s useful life, check out your manual or look for it stamped into the car seat.
How long are Graco car seats good for after manufacture date?
7 years after the date of manufacture. Most Graco car seats have either seven (7) or ten (10) year expiration dates.
Is Target Recycling car seats in 2020?
Sunday, September 13, 2020, through Saturday, September 26, 2020. What type of car seat qualifies for a trade in? Target will accept and recycle all types of car seats, including: infant car seats, convertible car seats, car seat bases, harness or booster car seats, as well as car seats that are expired or damaged.
What can I do with an expired car seat?
If you do find that the car seat is expired or it’s been in a moderate to severe car crash, there are still things you can do.
- Trade-In Events. Some big-box stores usually hold car seat trade-in events throughout the year.
- Donate It.
- Proper Recycling Protocol.
- Proper Trash Protocol.
Why are expired car seats Bad?
Materials break down over time.
Most car seats have a plastic shell. Plastic breaks down and degrades over time, becoming brittle. This could be very dangerous if an expired seat is being used in the event of an accident.
How many years after manufacture date is a car seat good for?
In general, car seats expire between 6 and 10 years from the date of manufacture.
Do strollers expire?
The good news, especially for those parents who don’t know, is that strollers don’t expire. Unlike car seats, you won’t find any sticker or information on the stroller indicating its expiry date — it doesn’t have one. For instance, one of the wheels of a stroller may have gone bad, but it will still work for sure.
Do Britax car seat bases expire?
The useable life for most Britax infant car seats (including the base), older infant/child car seats, youth seats, and belt-positioning booster seats manufactured through June 2010 have a service life of 6 years.