Can you use a car seat more than 10 years old?

Is it safe to use a 10 year old car seat?

For reusing child car seats, manufacturers recommend that car seats more than 5 years old are no longer used. This is due to the seat potentially not being able to provide the same level of protection that a new child seat is able to.

Is it OK to use an old car seat?

NHTSA says there is no regulation prohibiting parents from using an expired car seat and most states don’t say anything about a car seat’s expiration in their laws. But many states’ car seats laws do require a parent to use the car seat per the manufacturer’s instructions.

Can you use a baby car seat after 5 years?

Yes, car seats typically expire after six years from the date of manufacture. … Of course, the seats don’t dissolve on the expiration date at the stroke of midnight. Rather, you should plan on replacing them at or around the expiration date.

How long can I use my infant car seat?

As they do, parents using an infant seat generally switch to a larger, convertible seat anywhere between 9 months and 2 years, depending on their child’s size (bigger kids will likely move on faster), though they can opt to do so sooner if the seat is rated safe for their child’s height and weight.

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Does a 10 year old need a booster seat?

All children whose weight or height exceeds the forward-facing limit for their car safety seat should use a belt-positioning booster seat until the vehicle seat belt fits properly, typically when they have reached 4 feet 9 inches in height and are 8 to 12 years of age.

Do 8 year olds need car seats?

Children must normally use a child car seat until they’re 12 years old or 135 centimetres tall, whichever comes first. Children over 12 or more than 135cm tall must wear a seat belt. You can choose a child car seat based on your child’s height or weight.

Can a 7 year old use a backless booster seat?

Backless booster seat age requirements: From the time kids surpass the weight or height limits allowed by their car seat to about 8 to 12 years of age (depending on the child’s size).

How many years does a Graco car seat expire?

Your child sits in the seat hundreds of times, plus the temperatures inside our cars vary greatly with the seasons (from cold to hot and back again). Graco defines “useful life” as 10 years for belt-positioning boosters and for steel-reinforced belt path car seats and 7 years for plastic-reinforced belt path car seats.

When can my child stop using a booster?

There are some restraints that combine the features of forward-facing restraints for young children and booster seats for older children. Children aged between 4 years and 7 years must be restrained in an approved forward-facing restraint or booster seat.