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Old 01-28-2013, 10:20 PM   #1
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When do carseats expire?

5 Yrs after manufacture date or the date you opened it from the box?

Last may I got a brand new graco snug and ride 30 we started using it in June 2012 but today I saw it was manufactured 11/2011

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Old 01-28-2013, 10:45 PM   #2
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That really depends on the car seat manufacturer and what they say. The expiration date is always calculated from the date of manufacture, but whether that is 5 years, 6 years, 8 years, or any other number of years really depends on what seat you have. Somewhere on the car safety seat there will be some indication of the expiration. Sometimes it's difficult to see, it could be a date embossed in the shell of the seat, it could be written on the same sticker as the date of manufacture, or you could always look in the manual to see what it is.

ETA- Graco used to set their expiration dates in Dec. of the 6th year after the date of manufacture. I've noticed that recent models have changed, but I don't know if those changes are across the board for the infant seats. Flip in infant seat over, and on the underside near where the child feet are there should be a small paragraph that is literally etched into the car seat. If the light hits it correctly you can read "Do not use this child restraint 7 years after the date of manufacture" or something along those lines.
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Re: When do carseats expire?

Your seat expires in Dec 6 years after manufacture, so that would be December 2017.
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