Your child’s car seat won’t last forever
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Child car seats can be passed down as your family grows, but did you know they don’t last forever?
Here are four reasons to toss an old car seat:
- The expiration date has expired – most seats are labeled with a date after which they should no longer be used based on the expected life span of various components.
- It’s been in a moderate to severe crash. Most seats can survive a minor crash, but if there were injuries or the airbags deployed, the car seat should be replaced.
- Your child has outgrown the seat. Move up to the next size if your child reaches the weight and height limits.
- And finally, toss the seat if it’s damaged. Check for wear and tear, cracks or loose parts.
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