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I was given a used infant car seat.

Anonymous
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Its nice but was bought off of Craigslist so I have no history on it. Is there any way to know if it is damaged or dangerous? Or can I take it to the fire department to see if it is ok? Im not comfortable with it but id really like to be comfortable with it.
Posted by Anonymous on Sep. 30, 2013 at 11:16 AM
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usmcwifey11
by Platinum Member on Sep. 30, 2013 at 11:17 AM
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Nope, cut the straps and toss it.
PoisonEyeV
by ☆ No Ragrets ☆ on Sep. 30, 2013 at 11:18 AM
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You just answered your own question. Take 5 minutes and get it checked by a hospital or fire dept.  , yep :)

                                                                                           

Retrokitty
by Jasmyne on Sep. 30, 2013 at 11:18 AM
No way to know. Even professionals can't tell.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Sep. 30, 2013 at 11:19 AM
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Not true. There are micro tears that even they would not be able to see.

Quoting PoisonEyeV:

You just answered your own question. Take 5 minutes and get it checked by a hospital or fire dept.  , yep :)

PoisonEyeV
by ☆ No Ragrets ☆ on Sep. 30, 2013 at 11:19 AM

So why buy used car seats -_-

Quoting Anonymous:

Not true. There are micro tears that even they would not be able to see.

Quoting PoisonEyeV:

You just answered your own question. Take 5 minutes and get it checked by a hospital or fire dept.  , yep :)


                                                                                           

ZombieMeat
by on Sep. 30, 2013 at 11:19 AM
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You can't truly tell if a carseat is damaged, so it's best to cut the straps and toss it. One should never use a used carseat.

Liastele
by Lauren on Sep. 30, 2013 at 11:20 AM
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If you are not comfortable, toss it. New seats start at $50 so there is no reason to risk your child's safety.

BabyBrooke13
by Gold Member on Sep. 30, 2013 at 11:21 AM
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 there is no way to tell . . . even if the seat appears to be in pristine condition, if there is a weak spot in the plastic (from even a small accident) you wouldn't know until it was too late . . .

lenashark
by Ruby Member on Sep. 30, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Yes it could be dangerous, it could have been in an acciddent or the previous owners could have treated it poorly (putting the straps in water, etc.). There's no way they can really tell. Cut the straps and throw it out. No way would I use it for my child. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Sep. 30, 2013 at 11:22 AM
But then again are $50 seats safe?


Quoting Liastele:

If you are not comfortable, toss it. New seats start at $50 so there is no reason to risk your child's safety.


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