Do Bases Expire?

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Annie L

Guest
Our Chicco Keyfit was made in 2007. It made it through three kids and has now expired. We're trying to figure out which parts to get rid of. We have two fabric covers, two sun shades, the car seat, and two bases. Which of these are expired? Can we keep the bases, sun shades, and covers to use for our next kid - are they still safe and will they work with a new Chicco Keyfit?
 
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ketchupqueen

CPST and ketchup snob
Staff member
The bases expire just like the seat. The fabric covers and canopy can be reused if you buy the exact same seat.
 
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Annie L

Guest
I'm curious, do you know why the bases expire? I thought the seat expiration had to do with the foam, and the base has no foam, right?
 

murphydog77

Admin - CPST Instructor
Staff member
I'm curious, do you know why the bases expire? I thought the seat expiration had to do with the foam, and the base has no foam, right?
It's also the plastic and harnesses. But specifically since you're asking about your base, think about any plastic toys or backyard furniture that's been left outside—it turns brittle and breaks easily. Depending on the additives manufacturers use during production, carseat expiration is anywhere from 6-10 years.
 

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