Can I buy or use a used car seat?
Boutique Petits Pas DOES NOT RECOMMEND the use of used car seats.
If you have no options other than using a used one, there are a few technical things you should check to keep your child safe:
- 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. < / span>
- Must include the 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 does not re does not meet all of these criteria, you should not use or purchase it.
It is difficult to assess or verify the history and status of the seat, ask:
- If he has had an accident.
- If he is doing subject to a recall notice.
- How it was stored (possible damage).
- Safety instructions related.
IT IS ILLEGAL TO SELL CAR SEATS BUILT BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2012
This is the case for seats built before January 1, 2012, because they no longer meet Health Canada's minimum standards. It is strictly forbidden to lend, sell or give them, even to a charity, even in a "garage sale".