In terms of how to tell if a car seat is expired, the best way is to look for a small white sticker somewhere on the seat that contains information like the manufacture date, serial number, model number and car seat expiration date. Other brands have this information imprinted somewhere on the plastic shell.
How do you check 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.
What happens if you use an expired car seat?
A car seat or booster seat that has expired should be permanently disposed of so it cannot be reused by any one else. Car seat technicians tell parents to “destroy” the car seat. This means cutting the harness straps and removing the padding prior to recycling the car seat or putting it in the trash.
Can you use an expired car seat base?
The United States Highway Transportation Safety Administration says there is no regulation prohibiting parents from using an expired car seat, but on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website, parents are advised “The seat has labels stating date of manufacture and model number.
Do strollers expire?
Unlike car seats, strollers don’t have any expiry information, meaning that strollers do not expire from the manufacturer’s perspective, and one can use it for as long as you see it fit. A stroller may function even when having a few mechanical damages.
Do Graco car seat bases expire?
A majority of the Graco infant car seats expire seven years after the date of manufacturing.
Graco Expiration Dates & Where to Find Expiration Date on Graco Car Seat.
|model||SnugRide® SnugFit 35|
|expiration date||7 years after the date of manufacture.|
|expiration date location||Label on back of car seat|
Where is the expiration date on a Graco car seat?
On Graco car seats, the expiration date is identified on the car seat as follows: “Do Not Use After December 20xx” (this information is molded onto the seat and the date of manufacture label is either on the bottom or the back of the seat-the expiration date is typically seven to 10 years from this date).
Why do carseat bases expire?
Why do car seat bases expire? Damage or wear on the car seat base could prevent it from gripping the car seat effectively which could allow the car seat to become detached in an accident. On a regular basis you should inspect the base with and without the car seat to ensure it remains in good working order.