Making kids safer, one question at a time.  Welcome to the Car-Seat.Org community!   Motor Vehicle Crashes are the #1 cause of fatal injury for children and adults, age groups 1 to 34.   Selecting a safe car, minivan or SUV, plus correctly using child restraints and seatbelts may be the most important things you can do to protect your family.   Need help installing an infant, convertible or booster seat?   Looking for carseat reviews or compatibility advice? Need help buying the best and safest car seats for your baby, toddler or older kid?   No question is a bad one, so please click here to ask our experts a question and then join our friendly community of moms, dads, caregivers and advocates in the USA and Canada.   Thank you for visiting; buckle-up and drive safely!


 

Sponsored Ads

Results 1 to 7 of 7

Threaded View

Previous Post Previous Post   Next Post Next Post
  1. #1
    Carseat Crazy
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    San Fancisco Bay Area USA
    Posts
    156

    Should I just destroy it?

    Back in 2003 when we were expectingmy DD, we received a Graco LeisureSport travel set that included a jog stroller and a 3-point Snugride with base. We really wanted a 5-point harness, so we never even opened the box (it was purchased from an online retailer and we couldn't seem to get the info to return during those inital crazy post-partum days, soon enough the box was forgotten). We forgot about it in our garage (I know, how do you over look such a huge, unopened box?) The when we moved houses last August, we moved the box. We are now FINALLY cleaning out the back of the garage that has all the (mostly unwanted) boxes from the move that we should have sorted before moving them.

    So, there is only one year of so on this car seat before it expires and it is a sub-optimal 3-point harnessed infant seat. But it is otherwise in brand new condition. I've checked and it was not included in the recalls from that period. It is not an ideal seat, but I am wondering if it is better than many of the old seats in use out there. Should I donate it to the local birth education center for use by a low-income mom or should I just destroy it??

    I would hate to pass on a seat if it is not safe. But if it has some safe and useful life left in it for someone in need, then I'd donate it.

    I just want to do the right thing.

    So, WWYD??
    DD May'03 46#(fully dressed) 44" FF Radian65, Radian80,and SafeGuard Go (travel)
    Previous Seats: RF SnugRide, RF/FF Britax Galaxy (similar to RA), RF/FF Graco ComfortSport (waste of money), FF MA (Olivia, I love that cover)

  2. # ADS
    Sponsored Ads
    Join Date
    April, 2001
    Location
    Car-Seat.Org
    Posts
    Many
     
     

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •