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Is an old car seat (from 2012) still safe to use?

Tarryn • 21 Sep 2021

Hi,

We have a Casual Play S4 Reversible. I just wanted to check if the car seat/capsule is still safe to use if it was manufactured in March of 2012.

Eli • 21 Sep 2021

Hello, Tarryn,

A great question - and you're right to ask that. The answer is no, actually, a car seat should be used about 7 years maximum to be considered safe, still. After seven years, the car seat's materials start to weaken because of strain, age, and also factors like sunlight exposure.

You would do best to get a new capsule for sure, as this one might break and not protect your baby in case of a car crash.

Your -very berry- Eli.

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