What do you do with an expired car seat base?

Some city recycling programs or local recycling plants may accept used or expired car seats, but call to confirm before dropping yours off. If your seat is recyclable, you’ll likely have to take off the seat cover and harness to make it easier for the plant to dismantle the plastic and metal pieces.

Can you use expired car seat base?

Whichever brand you choose, every car seat expires. What about the car seat base? The same applies to the base that you use to attach the infant car seat in your car. For the reasons that we explain below, they also have an expiration date and shouldn’t be used past that date.

What does it mean when a car seat base expires?

In general, car seats expire between 6 and 10 years from the date of manufacture. They expire for a number of reasons, including wear and tear, changing regulations, recalls, and the limits of manufacturer testing.

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Does Graco car seat base expire?

Depending on the model, Graco car seats typically last from seven to ten years. A majority of the Graco infant car seats expire seven years after the date of manufacturing. Most of the convertible car seats expire ten years after the date of manufacturing.

Is Walmart doing a car seat trade in 2020?

Walmart is now offering car seat trade-in events. We’ve got the details on what you can trade in, coupons you will receive, and how it stacks up to Target’s program. Walmart is getting ready for its next car seat trade-in event.

Are car seat bases universal?

Are All Car Seat Bases Universal? No, not all car seat bases are universal. When choosing a car seat base, it is vital to check and double-check that the base is compatible with your car seat make and model.

Can you buy just the base of a car seat?

You can buy extra bases.

If your little one will be a regular rider in more than one vehicle (your partner’s car, or a caregiver’s or grandparent’s car), you can buy additional bases — which is much less expensive than having to buy a whole extra car seat.

Is it illegal to use an expired car seat in Australia?

One thing to note is that the car seat expiration is a recommendation and not an Australian law or NSW law, so you won’t be pulled over and interrogated on the age of your child seat.

How do I know if my car seat base is expired?

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.

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Do Nuna car seat bases expire?

Yes. The expiration date or useful life of this infant seat is 7 years after the date of purchase. If you are unsure of the date of purchase you can also use the date of manufacture.

How long is a Britax car seat base good for?

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. Frontier Harness-2-Booster seats manufactured from 2008-2010 have a service life of 9 years.

How long are Graco click Connect bases good for?

Date of Manufacture– The Click Connect 40 has a 7 year expiration. You can find the Date of Manufacture (DOM) under the seat on a white sticker with the model number as well. On the base, it’s down in the well of the base on an identical white sticker.

How long are car seats good for Canada?

Archived

Importer / Manufacturer Brand Name(s) Useful Life
Diono Canada, ULC Sunshine Kids 8 years
Sunshine Kids 6 years
Dorel Juvenile Group Cosco, Safety 1st, Eddie Bauer, Maxi-Cosi 8 years
Cosco, Eddie Bauer, Schwinn 8 years