By: Holly Brantley
They too have a limited life-time and expiration date. Do you know where to look for it?
Most car sears are probably the same age as the child. But, what if yours is being re-used or a hand me down? Is it safe? And how old is too old? We asked the experts for some tips.
Brenda Bowman is with Safe Kids of Southeast Missouri Hospital. Bowman checks safety seats in 17 counties of
Manufacturer’s dates are usually on the side. If you buy a used seat, you'll want to make sure these dates are there. ‘If you're going to buy a used seat, you need to ask if the seat has ever been in a crash,” said Bowman. “You also need to get information like the serial number of the seat, who manufactured the seat, and ask if the seat has ever been recalled.”
Bevin Guth is a mother and a nurse. Bevin prefers seats that have never been used. “They are tested for safety but after one accident plastic could be damaged belt could be damaged. You don't want to use it anymore,” said Bevin.
Bowman says it’s important to read the directors carefully. She also recommends calling