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    Century car seats

    I'm in Canada & wondering what is the deal with Century car seats. Are any of them still safe? I'm seeing ads on our local online classifieds saying they werew manufactured in 2005. But they look ancient. The latest one posted is a 3 point harness. It is a Century PL0009-3.

    I know they were taken over by Graco but when were Century seats last made in Canada? I guess I'm looking for any info on this seat to get them to chuck it out.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Century car seats

    Hi and welcome to car-seat.org .

    I was under the impression that all Century seats are expired but I could be mistaken.

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    Re: Century car seats

    I'm almost 100% positive that all Century's are now expired. But I dont have any info to follow up on that or anything. I bet someone else can lead you to a link!

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    Re: Century car seats

    Agreed... And I didn't start seeing expiries on seats until around 2000, so I doubt they're mis-reading an expiry as a DOM, either. A lot of people either have no clue, or they're just out to make a buck.

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    Re: Century car seats

    The latest expiry I have seen on a century seat was December 2009. Graco bought Century in 2002, so I thought they'd all be expired by the end of 2008, but I picked one up on the side of the road last summer and it had a 12/09 expiry. I don't believe any of their seats were made for sale in Canada after 2002/2003.
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    Re: Century car seats

    I had a Century seat. It had a 7 year expiry date molded in the plastic.
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    Re: Century car seats

    Hey, Canmom! Thanks for the welcome - it's me, Anna's mom. (From BIS 06 and facebook.)

    Thanks for the info everyone - I too was having trouble finding out the last year Centuries were made, it is hard to find any concrete info online.

    I just can't imagine this seat being made in '05, it looks so old-fashioned. Were they still making 3-pt harness seats in '05? I bought my DD's in '06 and I don't recall seeing any 3-point harness seats for sale anywhere.

    If they are being honest about it being manufactured in '05, I wonder then if it is a seat purchased in the USA.

    Anyway, I doubt emailing them about it would have much effect - or maybe I could ask them where it was purchased first if it's a USA seat then it's illegal right there, never mind the expiry ...

    Well thanks again everyone!

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    Re: Century car seats

    When I had my DD in 2006 and through to 2007 there was a Cosco infant seat with a 3 point harness that was still being sold at Zellers
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    Re: Century car seats

    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeySauce View Post
    Hey, Canmom! Thanks for the welcome - it's me, Anna's mom. (From BIS 06 and facebook.)
    Nice to see you! Stick around, it's a good bunch !

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