Remove the car seat cover and any padding underneath it. Discard the fabric, foam padding, straps, and mixed metal-plastic pieces and small plastic pieces. Mark the plastic as expired or unsafe. Recycle the bulky plastic body and all-metal pieces.
What do you do with an expired car seat?
Some city recycling programs or local recycling plants may accept used or expired car seats, but call to confirm before dropping yours off. If your seat is recyclable, you’ll likely have to take off the seat cover and harness to make it easier for the plant to dismantle the plastic and metal pieces.
Is Walmart doing a car seat trade in 2021?
Walmart is now offering car seat trade-in events. We’ve got the details on what you can trade in, coupons you will receive, and how it stacks up to Target’s program. Walmart is getting ready for its next car seat trade-in event.
Is Walmart doing a car seat trade in 2020?
The first-ever Walmart Car Seat Recycling Event will take place Sept. 16-30, in celebration of National Baby Safety Month. Customers can trade in used car seats at the Service desk in any participating Walmart store and receive a $30 Walmart gift card* that can be used in store or online to buy items for their baby.
Can I reuse car seat for second baby?
So, as long as you’re aware of, and address, safety issues and the seat is within the expiration range, you can feel comfortable using it for your new baby.
How many years is an infant car seat good for?
Yes, car seats typically expire after six years from the date of manufacture. A sticker that provides the serial number includes manufacture and expiration dates. Of course, the seats don’t dissolve on the expiration date at the stroke of midnight.
How many years should you keep a car seat?
Car seats can be used safely only for a defined period of time, typically 7 to 10 years. Think about it: Your car seat goes through a lot during its useful life.
How many car seats can you trade in at Walmart?
According to Walmart, there is a trade-in limit of 2 car seats per household, any brand is accepted, and booster seats can’t be turned in.
Why do car seats expire?
In general, car seats expire between 6 and 10 years from the date of manufacture. They expire for a number of reasons, including wear and tear, changing regulations, recalls, and the limits of manufacturer testing.
Does Amazon have a car seat trade in program?
No, Amazon does not do the car seat-trade in events. Although many parents wish the situation were different, not everyone has close-by access to Target or Walmart. However, Amazon does have a trade-in program for electronics and other media-streaming devices. In addition, they will offer you a gift card!
What do you do with expired car seats in Ontario?
Through a partnership with Green Propeller Recycling, the only not-for-profit child car seat recycling facility in Ontario, old child car seats can now be dropped off at local Co-operators advisors’ offices in many Ontario communities to be recycled.
How do I know if my car seat is still good?
Expiration Date: Most car seats expire after 6 years from the date of manufacture. If you can’t find an explicit expiration date printed anywhere on the seat (shown below), check the owner’s manual. When in doubt, the easiest thing to do is to call the manufacturer and ask them.
Is Walmart still taking car seats?
Recycle any brand of car seat in-store and receive a $30 Walmart gift card. Your car seat protected your child—now protect the environment! This promotion ended September 21, 2019. However, you can still recycle car seats and all of your baby gear with TerraCycle.
Can you use a car seat over 10 years old?
We recommend that a child car seat should not be used if it is more than 10 years old, or if the seat has cracks, other damage or frayed straps. Never use a child car seat that you know has been in a crash, or if you can see signs of wear or damage on any part of the seat.
Can I use a car seat that is 6 years old?
A 6 year old absolutely needs a car seat or a booster seat to ride safely and legally in the car. Seat belts are designed to restrain adult bodies, and most kids don’t get a safe seat belt fit until 10-12 years old.
Can I store a car seat in the attic?
Well, an inside space that’s perhaps not climate controlled, like a garage, basement, or attic can also work. We have a storage room that isn’t quite as nice as the inside closets, but most of our unused restraints go there.