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Older Car Seats
We have two car seats we bought new when my first was born. Neither have ever been in an accident, but they are 6 years old now. There apparently has not been a recall, not that we can find. Do you think they will be fine for new baby? I want to know if anyone has any knowledge of the laws involved.

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Most carseats are good for 5 yrs.  Its not a matter of laws necessarily but of safety.  The material inside that protects baby in case of an accident degrades over time.  This means after 5 yrs it is no longer as effective in an accident.  The same is true for motorcycle helmets.  
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Makes sense. Thanks.
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Actually my car seats are labelled with a "do not use after" date of 2017. Looks like I can save a little money.
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i too got a used carseat....as long as it in within date then your good : )
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That's great that they are still good!  They are so expensive its great when you can reuse them.
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Look for exp dates to determine if ur going to reuse ur old car seats. I wouldn't recommend buy an old one cause we don't know the history .
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Look for exp dates to determine if ur going to reuse ur old car seats. I wouldn't recommend buy an old one cause we don't know the history .
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