Why do car seats have an expiration date?

The lifespan is indicated on car seats and booster seats sold in Canada. It generally varies between 6 and 12 years old. If you don't see it in your seat, contact us or the manufacturer and we'll be happy to help you find it.

Using a seat that has exceeded its lifespan may pose a risk or danger to the safety of your child due to general wear or its natural decomposition over time (like most materials).

This is why an expired seat should not be used even if it is in perfect condition. Avoid compromising the safety of your child in the event of an accident:

  • Direct exposure to the sun, temperature variations and the natural decomposition of the material alters the resistance of the seat components.
  • Frequent and normal use of the seat creates normal wear and tear on the product.
  • Food, liquids and others dirt on straps and fasteners can affect and / or interfere with their safe operation.
  • Safety regulations and standards may have changed, so seats may not be no longer be compliant.
  • The labels become difficult to read, and sometimes the user guides are lost, making it difficult to use the seat correctly.
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