The lifetime is indicated on the car seats and booster seats sold in Canada. It generally varies between 6 and 12 years. If you don't see it on your seat, contact us or the manufacturer and they'll be happy to help you find it.
Using a seat that has exceeded its lifespan may present a risk or danger to the safety of your child due to general wear and tear or natural decomposition over time (like most materials).
Here is why an expired seat should not be used even if it is in perfect condition. Avoid compromising your child's safety in the event of an accident:
- Direct exposure to the sun, to temperature variations and the natural decomposition of the material alters the resistance of the components of the seat.
- Frequent and normal use of the seat creates normal wear and tear on the product.
- Food, liquids and other dirt on belts and fasteners can affect and / or interfere with their safe operation.
- Regulations and safety standards may have changed, so seats may no longer comply.
- Labels become difficult to read, and sometimes user guides are lost, making it difficult to use the seat correctly.