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    Question When does First Year True Fit Expire?

    I just got my son a high seat booster and I looked at his First year True Fit date and it says 5/18/2008..is it expired now? How long do they last?

    Also if it is expired do you just throw them out? I know it is expired but isn't it better to give it to someone who can't afford a seat for their child?
    Last edited by galesville; 11-14-2014 at 02:20 PM.
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    Re: When does First Year True Fit Expire?

    I believe that expiration is 7 years for First Years, but their should be an expiration date stamped on it too.

    As for donating the car seat to someone in need, well most people here are of the opinion that an expired seat could fail in a crash and you don't want that on your shoulders.

    I could see giving it to someone as a short term solution until they could get another one, but wouldn't be comfortable with them using it full time past the expiration date if there was any other option.
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    Re: When does First Year True Fit Expire?

    They are good for 7yrs I believe it has a sticker saying do not use after such a date (but I haven't played with my nieces in some time so I could be remembering wrong).

    For an expired seat cut the straps and remove the cover toss in the trash in two separate garbage days.

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    Re: When does First Year True Fit Expire?

    just found the sicker...5-8-2015...Thanks!
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    Re: When does First Year True Fit Expire?

    Where do u find the expiration sticker??

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    Re: When does First Year True Fit Expire?

    I don’t know for this particular model. It’s usually somewhere on the back or bottom of the seat. Often on a smallish white sticker, sometimes molded into the plastic of the shell. You may have to look under the cover.
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