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Remove the car seat cover and any padding underneath it. Discard the fabric, foam padding, straps and mixed metal-plastic pieces and small plastic pieces. Mark the plastic as expired or unsafe.
Writing all over it, “DO NOT USE, EXPIRED,” or “DO NOT USE, CRASHED,” may be good. If there are multiple languages used in your area, try to do all of them. Again, cut the harness.
Use scissors to cut off the fabric, foam padding, and harness straps from the seat. Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to remove as much metal as possible. Some cannot be removed easily. Remove the car seat cover and any padding underneath it. plastic pieces. Mark the plastic as expired or unsafe. Recycle the bulky plastic body and all metal pieces.
Most car seats have an expiration date on one of the manufacturer labels that can be found on the sides or bottom of the car seat. To find out if a car seat is expired, you should look for that ...
All seats that are sold, in a store or resale by a car seat owner, must meet these new regulations. To find out if your seat meets these regulations you have to call the manufacturer of your seat and ask them.
Car seat technology also changes over the years. The car seats on the market today are much easier to install and operate than most of the car seats on the market 10 years ago. Why do some car seats have a six year expiration date (from the date of manufacture) while others last as much as ten years? The plastics used in these seats are different.
Don’t just put the seat in the trash, especially if it has expired or been in a crash. An opportunistic young parent or parent-to-be passing by could snatch it up (car seats are expensive!). You don’t want them using an unsafe seat.
Special Instructions: Please telephone to find the Kent County location nearest you where you may drop off expired, crashed, or old car seats. Please remove all fabric and foam from the car seat before dropping it off.
The insurance company stated that if a child is injured in an accident and the car seat is expired or has been in an accident before (they know by the serial number), the insurance company will not cover any of the medical expenses.
Where to Find the Expiration Date. Most car seats have the date of expiration stamped on the manufacturer label located on the sides or the base of the car seat. Alternatively, it might show the date of manufacture. If that's the case, generally the car seat will expire six years after the date of manufacture. Only a few seats may be good for longer than that.