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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.
Many of the 12 million car seats Americans buy every year eventually end up in a landfill. Recycling would reduce the amount of car seat landfill waste, but it's in effect in limited places.
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 ...
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.
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.
Remove the car seat cover and padding. Discard the pieces that cannot be recycled, and recycle the ones that can. Using a permanent marker, mark the plastic as either expired or unsafe.
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.
Same thing happens to car seats. And then it is not strong enough to protect your child in an accident. In most places, using an expired carseat is also illegal. The law in most states requires you to follow the seat manufacturer's instructions for proper use of the seat - and it is the manufacturer that said the seat 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.