How long are car seats valid for in Canada?
According to Transport Canada and the manufacturers, child seats and booster seats have a six- to nine-year life.
Is it illegal to use an expired car seat in Canada?
Banned car seats include those that are expired, manufactured before 2012, or made outside the country, because they may not meet Canadian safety standards.
Are car seats still safe after expiration date?
Expired car seats may not adequately protect riders in the event of a crash. That’s why the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) urges parents to avoid using car seats that are past their use-by dates, or seats without expiration dates that are more than six years from date of manufacture.
How do you find out when a car seat expires?
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.
Why do car seats expire Canada?
The history or condition of the car seat or booster seat becomes hard to check (was it in a crash, was it stored in a place or in a way that caused damage to parts, etc.?); Safety regulations and standards may have changed, so safer products may now be on the market; and.
How long are safety first car seats good for?
Most Safety 1st car seats have the expiry date printed on a sticker on the backside. It is usually between 6 to 10 years after the manufacture date. Inspect the back of the shell from top till bottom. Look for either the manufacture date or the expiry date.
What do you do with expired car seats Canada?
If your seat is expired, has been in a collision, or was made before January 2012 and does not meet the Jan 2012 regulations:
- cut the harness straps and fabric, making it undesirable for someone else to take.
- put it in a garbage bag, if possible.
- throw it out on garbage day or take it to your local waste facility.
Can a 10 year old sit in the front seat in Ontario?
Children and airbags
Research has shown that children under 12 are safest in the back seat of vehicles away from active airbags. If the back seat is unavailable, children can sit in the front seat only if: there is no active airbag for the front seat, or. the front airbag can be switched off.
How long are Graco car seats good for in Canada?
Car seats can be used safely only for a defined period of time, typically 7 to 10 years.
How long are Britax car seats good for Canada?
Britax car seats have a service life of anywhere from 6 to 10 years from the date of manufacture (not from when you bought it so make sure to check the serial label and read the instruction manual!).
How long is a Cosco car seat good for?
Expiration dates tend to range between 6 to 10 years depending on the model.
Cosco expiration dates and where to find expiration dates on Cosco Car Seat?
|The Cosco Topside Booster||if manufactured before and after December 14, 2013 then it expires in 6 years.|