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carseat question

i was given a carseat the other day. the straps were cut (which i understand why) but i was wondering if there is a way to just buy straps for it. does anyone know if i can do that and if so, where might i be able to find them?

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SThompson21

Asked by SThompson21 at 9:17 PM on Jun. 22, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • sorry but what do you mean by the straps were cut and why?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:20 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

  • I would call the manufacturer. I would imagine that they have to sell straps. Is the carseat more than 5 years old?
    BridgetC140

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 9:23 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

  • the straps that go over the chest were cut and removed and i have heard thats because the carseat will expire due to the straps going bad. i could have misunderstood that though. it was a used carseat so im assuming thats why they were cut
    SThompson21

    Answer by SThompson21 at 9:23 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

  • im not sure
    SThompson21

    Answer by SThompson21 at 9:24 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

  • if you have the model number and make you can order them online.... just make sure its never been in an accident, and isnt past its experation date...
    2cuteboysrmine

    Answer by 2cuteboysrmine at 9:24 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

  • Well, just be careful. Do you know the person? They say that the plastic starts to become weak after 5 years of sunlight penetrating it. It's really better to just buy a new seat. I know that they can be expensive though and difficult for some, but the fact that they cut the straps is a show of character and they probably wouldn't sell one that has ever been in an accident anyway. Like I said, call the manufacturer . . . they have to have replacement parts.
    BridgetC140

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 9:27 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

  • Just a thought...they weren't cut to remove the baby from the seat after an accident were they?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:30 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

  • on the bottom of the seat should be the date of manufacture and the model number. if the date is more than 5 yrs old it is expired. put the date and model number into the companies website and that will let you know about any recalls, and where you can order parts for the seat.
    vabchmommy

    Answer by vabchmommy at 9:35 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

  • The reason people cut straps is so that no one will use the seat again. Clearly the seat is expired, has been in a wreck, or otherwsie damaged. No one cuts straps on a perfectly good seat.

    Please, for the LIFE of your child, do not use this car seat.

    If you cannot afford a seat, contact your local WIC office, fire department, or police station and they will help you.
    Arkaidy

    Answer by Arkaidy at 9:47 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

  • i can afford a seat just fine. he already has a carseat but this was one given to us by a friend. it looked like it was in really good condition and i was going to use it in our other vehicle. i thought the only problem was with the straps but since i got this new information i will not be using the seat. i hated to see it go to "waste" but if it isnt safe for my son-thats not a chance im willing to take. he is worth much more to me than that. thank you everyone for your replys
    SThompson21

    Answer by SThompson21 at 9:52 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

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