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    Carseats are good for 10 years.. don't ya know..

    Someone emailed this link to me...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/11/bu...uts.ready.html

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    Re: Carseats are good for 10 years.. don't ya know..

    oh boy as if it wasn't hard enough to convince people that they were using an expired seat
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    Re: Carseats are good for 10 years.. don't ya know..

    Love how they found a 4 year old article to use. Frustrating!!

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    Re: Carseats are good for 10 years.. don't ya know..

    Quote Originally Posted by valleyfam View Post
    Love how they found a 4 year old article to use.
    Oh, great, now newspaper articles expire, too?!
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    Re: Carseats are good for 10 years.. don't ya know..

    Um, how old is that picture? It's not new, I hope. There are two expired Britaxes right in the forefront.

    Sunscreen I'd use past its date. Though we go through it so quickly when we use it it's not a concern. Tires, bike helmets, and carseats I'd replace. They're lifesaving devices (or can cause a life ending crash if they pop). Milk tastes bad once it goes, so no one drinks it anyway, so I'd replace it. I just think people need to use common sense. If they say six years, yes, it may be 10, but as it's your kid's life you're using to test that lifespan, let's not. Sunscreen that's too old won't kill your child. A carseat that's too old might.

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    in my husband's 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser, my 2017 Volvo XC90, and big sister's 2016 Honda Civic
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    Re: Carseats are good for 10 years.. don't ya know..

    it's a 4 year old article.... someone sent it to me in defense of me suggesting not using a carseat after the expiration date. I sent back the utube video of the crash test of the 10 year old carseat.
    Carla
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    Re: Carseats are good for 10 years.. don't ya know..

    WOW

    I think I sort of get the point they article was making about the expiration date. No the car seat isn't going to spontaneously combust the day after it expires but it does concern me that other parents not as "up" on car seat knowledge will read into it differently (like the pp stated making it more difficult to explain the safety). I just don't get why any parent would want to risk their childs life or safety.
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    Re: Carseats are good for 10 years.. don't ya know..

    I saw somewhere, can't remember where, but someone posted that Britax told her their carseats expire after 3 years if it was in direct sunlight!! Could this be true?

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    Re: Carseats are good for 10 years.. don't ya know..

    Quote Originally Posted by wendytthomas View Post
    Um, how old is that picture? It's not new, I hope. There are two expired Britaxes right in the forefront.

    Sunscreen I'd use past its date.
    We've gotten burned (literally) using sunscreen past its date, so we don't anymore.

    --Sarah & D.J. (3-20-04)
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    DD (08/11) ~ 4 yr ~ 32 lb ~ Britax Roundabout 50, Maestro -- Pre-K!

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    Re: Carseats are good for 10 years.. don't ya know..

    some of my sunscreen bottles dont even have a darned date! frustrating lol
    as far as the seats go,,,,,,,my friend and neighbor is using a seat that is 11 years and some odd months old, i told her to burn it and gave her my marathon which did expire in march, but told her that she could use it temporarily til she could get a seat,,,,,,,,,evidentally even though she LOVED IT and if u had seen her old seat u would know why (bar type 3 point if u want to call it that harness) she was caught in the act by me using the old one for hubbies car, so darned #*#*#*# at that. it has latch the time it took to put in that old jalopy she could have had it in with latch. she doesnt have it in her car and has never used latch before but her hubbys car does. and thats where it was, so frustrating. ya know. huh!!!

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