Is it OK to 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.
Why do car seats expire after 7 years?
The manufacturer added an expiration date per NHTSA’s request. Car seat manufacturers decide them based on the expected useful life of their product. Most car seats expire after 6 to 7 years from the date of manufacturer. Note that is not the date of purchase; it could have sat on the store shelf for months or longer.
Is Target Recycling car seats in 2020?
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.
Where is the expiration date on a car seat Graco?
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).
How many years are Cosco car seats good for?
How long does Cosco seats last? Cosco car seats manufactured before December 2013 predominantly expire after 6 to 8 years, the ones manufactured after December 2013 expire after 8 to 10 years.
Where is the expiration date on a Maxi Cosi car seat?
Finding your seat’s expiration date is easy enough – on most car seats, it can be found either on a sticker on the seat itself or in the manual. Maxi-Cosi products have a sticker on the back of the seat with the manufacture date, and the lifespan is in the manual.