Is It True That Carseats Have An Expiration Date?


Many parents have questions about car seat safety specifically expiration dates. Car seats actually do expire. A highway patrolman once did a demonstration where he took a car seat that was expired and threw it on a cement pad and it broke into a lot of pieces, showing that the integrity of the material actually degrades over time decreasing the chances of your baby being safe if you were to get in an accident. The time at which a car seat expires is determined by the manufacturer. It’s probably going to be a little bit different from manufacturer to manufacturer. The owner’s manual for your car seat is actually one you’re going to want to keep. In most cases they post the expiration date on the actual car seat so if the stickers haven’t been removed you’re probably going to be able to find it somewhere. If you have any questions about whether or not it’s expired call the manufacturer and they can help you out. Definitely make sure that your baby is in an infant car seat that is not expired. If you have any other questions for me feel free to ask them on our Facebook page at Facebook.com/IntermountainMoms and recommend us to your friends and family too.

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