Boutique Petits Pas does not recommend the use of used car seats.
If you don't have a options than using a used one, you must check a few technical points to ensure the safety of your child:
- The expiration date must not be exceeded. If it is not on the seat, refer to the manual or the manufacturer.
- The Transport Canada compliance label must always be attached to the seat.
- Must include manufacturer's instructions.
- The seat must never have been involved in an accident.
- The model must not have been recalled due to a defect
- All parts must be present and intact: belt, safety clip, chest clip, anchor strap, anchor bolt and padding, etc.
If the car seat is unresponsive not meet all of these criteria, you must not use or buy it.
It is difficult to evaluate or de check the history and condition of the seat, find out:
- If he's been in an accident.
- If the subject of a recall notice.
- How it was stored (possible damage).
- Related safety instructions.
IT IS ILLEGAL TO SELL D SEATS 'CAR BUILT BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2012
This is the case for seats built before January 1, 2012, because they no longer meet Health Canada minimum standards. It is strictly forbidden to lend, sell or give them away, even to charity, even in a "garage sale".