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    backless booster expire date?

    I have 2 backless boosters that have manufactures dates of 1998,and I was wondering,how much longer can I use them?Or should I just buy 2 new ones for my 5 and 6 yr old boys.TIA

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    Admin - CPST Instructor murphydog77's Avatar
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    Interesting question

    Since a belt positioning booster doesn't restrain a child, I would imagine it has different rules regarding replacement due to age. So, my response is that I don't know, but think that boosters don't necessarily have expiration dates.

    What you might want to do is check the boosters carefully for any signs of wear and tear--look for stress marks in the plastic and make sure they still hold the lap/shoulder belt in the correct position (check out for pictures).

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    Smile re:booster seat

    Thank you very much for your help.The sight was very helpful.Thanks again

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    NE Illinois
    You may also want to keep in mind that the Juvenile Products Manufacturer's Association recommends 6 years as the limit on using a child restraint.

    Part of this reason is that considerable federal upgrades occurred in 1985, 1996 and 1999.

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