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Belt positioning boosters & expiration

Posted by on Aug. 8, 2012 at 7:41 AM
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Do belt positioning boosters (with no harness) "expire"? 

by on Aug. 8, 2012 at 7:41 AM
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beethann
by Beth Ann on Aug. 8, 2012 at 7:44 AM
Bump......I dunno. Guess I should!
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grammarpolice
by Platinum Member on Aug. 8, 2012 at 7:46 AM

They're pretty basic, especially the "platform" (backless) ones, so I don't really see how they go "POOF" six years after they were made...

luvlivelaugh
by on Aug. 8, 2012 at 7:48 AM
Yes, they have to, all carseats do. Check the bottom or under the cover.
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grammarpolice
by Platinum Member on Aug. 8, 2012 at 7:53 AM


Quoting luvlivelaugh:

Yes, they have to, all carseats do. Check the bottom or under the cover.

I have the dates they were manufactured...2005, 2005, and 2007. My question really is, I guess, how does a booster seat "expire"? There's nothing that holds it into the car (unlike a harnessed seat which is attached directly into the car) and there's no Styrofoam or anything  - it's just a piece of plastic with a cushion.

luvlivelaugh
by on Aug. 8, 2012 at 8:00 AM
The plastic wears. All plastic does. It become worn, the sun can damage it, it can dry rot, it is not as if the seat just vanishes. I wouldn't use an expired booster or carseat and a replacement is only $30, is $30 not worth being "better safe then sorry"?
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