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    Are there actual laws regarding the sale of expired carseats in Canada?

    Just wondering if there are actual laws in Canada regarding the sale of expired carseats?
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    Re: Are there actual laws regarding the sale of expired carseats in Canada?

    There are general laws regarding the sale of recalled or dangerous children's items/furniture. For example, it's illegal to sell a baby walker because it's banned in Canada.

    An expired seat would fall into the same category because it's dangerous and no longer safe for use. Enforcement would be unlikely to happen though unless it was a boutique with a number of seats like goodwill or something.
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    Re: Are there actual laws regarding the sale of expired carseats in Canada?

    This is the best link I can find right now, since Transport Canada has decided that it wanted to update its website, and NOT re-link all the links.....
    Its about Garage Sale stuff, but it does have a blerb in there about car seat, and that they must meet TC regulations.

    http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pubs/cons/garage-eng.php

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    Re: Are there actual laws regarding the sale of expired carseats in Canada?

    You must follow the manufactuer's instructions which give an 'expiry' date for their product. Therefore, using an 'expired' seat can raise problems for insurance, police, etc.
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    Re: Are there actual laws regarding the sale of expired carseats in Canada?

    I have been looking into this with the situation I am dealing with at the moment.
    I haven't been able to find any concrete info that states exactly that it is illegal but have found a list of issues that make a seat unsafe and using a seat that is unsafe is not illegal but if you are stopped you will be fined and if you were to be in an accident with an unsafe seat ICBC can/will hold you liable for any injuries or worse that may happen to that child as a result.

    http://www.icbc.com/road_safety/carseat_cssafe.asp

    http://www.icbc.com/road_safety/carseat_law.asp

    I hope that helps.
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