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Old 02-24-2008, 01:36 PM   #1
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Nautiuls DOM 1/09/2008 Expiration

Expires Dec. 2013.

Just thought I would post that, not sure i got it in the right spot though! This Graco seat expires in December 6yrs from the year it was manufactured... but so far all the seats 2007 & 2008 DOM's are still stamped Dec. 2013.

For a long time I was posting that a 2007 seat expired Dec. 2013 but a 2008 seat expired Dec. 2014. I thought that was the rule for graco seats.

Now I have to come back to say that I was wrong... I just bought my second GN today... DOM 1/09/2008 and the shell is still stamped Dec. 2013.

I thought I was so lucky to finally find a 2008 DOM that I snatched it up... Installed it in the WM Parking lot! Thats when I saw the expiration was the same.... Oh well...

I love them as a harnessed seat but I've already decided that I'll only use them as a booster in DH car... since the boys never seem to ride w/ dh.
I'm just not loving the idea of such a heavy unlatched booster.

In 4-5yrs I dont mind buying another seat... I figure they'll stain the cover and spill stuff all over them anyways... I'll deinatly want new ones by then.
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:44 PM   #2
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Re: Nautiuls DOM 1/09/2008 Expiration

They must have the same idiot working the shell date stamp machine as Evenflo, which routinely has this problem
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Re: Nautiuls DOM 1/09/2008 Expiration

if you get a 2008 and its stamped 2013 its only 5 yrs since you know that they are good for 6 yrs and they expire Dec 31 of that 6th yr would it be ok to use it til Dec 31 2014?
Reason for asking if I get one that expires 2013 I would still need to purchase another high back booster (another $100 plus) as dd would only be 8 I get one that expires Dec 31 2014 she will be 9.5 I would feel better with low back then. KWIM
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Re: Nautiuls DOM 1/09/2008 Expiration

A seat made in Jan. 2008 and expiring Dec. 2013 is still nearly 6 full calendar years of potential use when you count the rest of 2008, and all of 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. That's 6 full years minus a month. Graco must be waiting to switch the expiration stamp until it's further into the 2008 calendar year, rather than push the expiration envelope much more beyond 6 years. Or as Jools suggested, Graco has the same confusion that Evenflo apparently has with expiration date markings.
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Re: Nautiuls DOM 1/09/2008 Expiration

Yeah its 5yrs and 11mo of calander life from the date of the seat... since its already feburay i lost 2 months... so 5yrs 10 months left till Dec 2013.
Bradley just turned 2 & will be 7yrs and 10mo when it expires... thats a great age to move to a booster... even if he hasnt outgrown the harness.
Based on his growth I figure he'll ourgrow the harness before 7yr10mo anyways so I get all the use I want out of my 150$!

Seriously, dh is right... by then some other amazing seat will have come out that I will just HAVE to have...
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Re: Nautiuls DOM 1/09/2008 Expiration

Hmmm, strange. Has anyone emailed Graco to ask? I'm curious whether it is a mistake or not. I'm wanting a Galaxy from BRU, wonder when those will expire?

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Re: Nautiuls DOM 1/09/2008 Expiration

Thanks for posting this. I am waiting for recent dates with full 6 yrs on it as I expect to need them that long. Anna
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Re: Nautiuls DOM 1/09/2008 Expiration

I don't see how this carseat can "be used from age one to age ten!!" if it expires after 6 years...?
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Re: Nautiuls DOM 1/09/2008 Expiration

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I don't see how this carseat can "be used from age one to age ten!!" if it expires after 6 years...?
You can... if you have more than one kid. See, my 6 year old could use it for four years, and by then my baby would be over a year old and could use it for a couple of years... if I had kids those ages, of course.

I think the folks who designed the "last carseat you'll ever need" over at Cosco helped out with Graco's advertising.
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Re: Nautiuls DOM 1/09/2008 Expiration

lol I'm thinking so too. I think there should be a law made saying that if you EVER come to a problem with your cs that you should be refunded.. depending on the issue (cough cough) AO (cough cough) lol
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Re: Nautiuls DOM 1/09/2008 Expiration

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They must have the same idiot working the shell date stamp machine as Evenflo, which routinely has this problem
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