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CarSeat expiration dates?

I was dropping my son off at school today and another mother was talking about taking her infant car seat to Babies R Us to get it recertified since it has expired and she is due next month... Has anyone heard of this? Can you get a car seat recertified after expiration date?????

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MomOnTheRun11

Asked by MomOnTheRun11 at 3:28 PM on Oct. 5, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • nope, once it is expired it is expired and needs to be disposed of. there is no way to "recertify" an expired seat
    peanutsmommy1

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 3:33 PM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • You can get an installation certification, but once they are over 6 yrs old they are expired. Its because the plastics photo-degrade meaning that the heat and sun that hit the car degrade the plastics in the seat and compromise their integrity.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 3:46 PM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • Expired is expired.
    martinmommy26

    Answer by martinmommy26 at 3:56 PM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • tell her to think of it this way... you can't "recertifiy" expired milk or eggs...
    peanutsmommy1

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 4:03 PM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • No. They might be doing a trade in event at BRU where she can bring the old one and get a percentage off a new one. Could that be what she is talking about?
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 6:43 PM on Oct. 5, 2010

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