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Remove the car seat cover and any padding underneath it. Discard the fabric, foam padding, straps and mixed metal-plastic pieces and small plastic pieces. Mark the plastic as expired or unsafe.
It happens. For whatever reason, you car seat cannot be used again. It might have expired, been involved in a recall that requires its destruction, or has been crashed. So now what to do with this hunk of plastic, fabric, and nylon that once protected a child? One thing you should NOT do is donate it or sell it.
Use scissors to cut off the fabric, foam padding, and harness straps from the seat. Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to remove as much metal as possible. Some cannot be removed easily. Remove the car seat cover and any padding underneath it. plastic pieces. Mark the plastic as expired or unsafe. Recycle the bulky plastic body and all metal pieces.
All used car seats must meet the following three criteria: 1) Never been in an accident, 2) not expired, and 3) straps haven’t been cleaned with harsh chemicals.
Please do not think that it’s better to have them in an expired car seat rather than no car seat at all. This is not the case, and not only is it unsafe for your child (which is the whole point ...
If your seat does meet the regulations or is made after January 2012 and is not expired or damaged: you are free to do with it as you choose. Please keep in mind that Health Canada has rules around what can be sold. Please read their “ Facts for Garage Sale Vendors ” for more info. Car seats must have a National Safety Mark and meet current regulatory requirements.
Remove the car seat cover and padding. Discard the pieces that cannot be recycled, and recycle the ones that can. Using a permanent marker, mark the plastic as either expired or unsafe.
Then, write on the car seat in permanent marker “This car seat is not safe to use, it’s expired” or some other clear indication that it should not be used. Putting a whole, new-looking car seat out with your trash is dangerous to others who might pass by and take it, believing it to be safe.
Special Instructions: Please telephone to find the Kent County location nearest you where you may drop off expired, crashed, or old car seats. Please remove all fabric and foam from the car seat before dropping it off.
Same thing happens to car seats. And then it is not strong enough to protect your child in an accident. In most places, using an expired carseat is also illegal. The law in most states requires you to follow the seat manufacturer's instructions for proper use of the seat - and it is the manufacturer that said the seat is expired.