Child Safety Seats Expire, Should Be Replaced

Posted on October 18, 2011

Parents who have multiple children know how expensive kids’ products can be, so often they try to cut costs when it comes to buying new things for their children. While this may be a good idea when it comes to some things, car seats are definitely something that should be purchased new in most cases, hefty though the price tag may be.

Child safety seats come with an expiration date that many parents don’t know about, according to recent news sources. Different brands vary on the expiration date. The expiration date can be found in the manual of the car seat, or on the seat itself.

According to safety experts, car seats have a shelf life for a reason. The shell of the seat car wear out, or the harness strap can become frayed. The seat may also have been recalled without the knowledge of the parent.

Most counties offer a free inspection of your child’s safety seat. As a product defect lawyer, I recommend that parents buy a new seat and register it with the company they bought it from, as they can be sure to be notified of a recall if one happens. If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective product, I recommend contacting a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

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