READ BELOW TO FIND THE EXPIRATION DATES ON YOUR SEAT: 

If you have a BRITAX CAR SEAT manufactured JUNE 2010 OR  AFTER:

If you have a BRITAX CAR SEAT  manufactured  PRIOR  TO JUNE 2010

  • The service life for Britax infant car seats (including the base), older infant/child car seats, youth seats, and belt-positioning booster seats prior to June 2010 is 6 years from date of manufacture. 

Here are some examples of what the label may look like for BRITAX car seats:


If you have a CHICCO CAR SEAT

  • Convertible Car Seat:  8-year lifespan from the date of manufacture. An expiration date can be found on the white label on the underside of the car seat.
  • Infant Car Seat : 6 year expiration means the seat can be passed down through several babies.  The expiration date and date of manufacture are printed on a sticker on the top of the base (see picture below). Another identical sticker is on the bottom of the seat itself — note: sometimes the base and the seat itself will have different manufacture dates.
  • MyFit Harness + Booster:  8-year lifespan from the date of manufacture. Check the manufacturer’s label on the underside of seat for a “Do Not Use After” date. 
  • KidFit Belt-Position Booster Seat: 10-year lifespan from the date of manufacture. Check the manufacturer’s label on the underside of seat for a “Do Not Use After” date. 

If you have a BABY JOGGER CAR SEAT:

  • CityGO Infant Car Seat:  Manufacture date can be found on the underside of your child safety seat. The included registration card also specifies “Do not use 7 years after the manufacture date”. 
  • CityView All-in-One Car Seat: The date of manufacture and “Do not use after” date will be indicated on the attached registration card.  The manufacture date (DOM) can also be found on the backside of your seat and your seat will typically expire 10 years after the DOM.

If you have an UPPABABY CAR SEAT: 

  • Mesa Infant Seat:   The car seat will expire 7 years after the date of manufacture. It can be located at the bottom of the carrier and base. 
uppababy mesa infant car seat expiration

If you have a NUNA car seat:

  • Infant Car Seat (Pipa Series): Expiration date will be visible at the back of the seat shell as well as on the base. It will also be identified in your user manual. The Pipa Series can be used for up to 7 years after the date of manufacture.
  • Convertible Car Seat (Rava): The Rava will expire in 10 years from date of manufacture. The label can be found on the bottom of your car seat.
  • Harness to Booster Car Seat (Aace): The Aace will expire within 10 years of the date of manufacture. The label is found on the bottom of your seat.
  • All-in-One Car Seat (Exec): The label will be found on the bottom of your seat. The Exec will expire 10 years after the date of manufature.

If you have a GRACO Car Seat:

  • Infant Car Seats: The seat will expire 7 years after the date of manufacture on the label. The date label can be found on the back of the seat.
  • Convertible Car Seats: These will last 10 years after the date of manufacture. The date label is found on the back of your car seat.
  • All-in-One Car Seats: These seats need to be tossed and their use discontinued 10 years after the date of manufacture. The label can be found on the back of the seat.
  • Harness Boosters: Discontinue use and toss this seat 10 years after the manufacture date listed on the back of the seat.
  • Belt-Positioning Booster Seats: These seats expire 10 years after the manufacture date listed on the label. The label can be found on the back of the seat.

If you have a Baby Trend Car Seat:


If you have a CYBEX car seat:

  • Infant Car Seat: The seat will expire in 6 years and the label will be found under the seat.
  • Convertible Car Seat: The seats will vary between 8 and 10 years and the label will be found under the seat. The Sirona M will expire in 8 years while the Sirona S will expire in 10 years.
  • Booster Car Seat: These seats will expire in 10 years and the label can be found under the seat.

If you have a EVENFLO Car Seat:

  • Infant Car Seat: These will expire in 6 years. The label can be found on the backside or underneath your seat.
  • Convertible Car Seat: These will expire in 6-10 years depending on the exact model. Make sure you check your user manual and the label on the backside or under your seat.
  • All-in-One Car Seat: These will expire in 10 years. The label is found on the backside or under your seat.
  • Booster Car Seat: These seats will expire in 6-10 years. Make sure you check the label on the backside of your seat or the user manual.

If your car seat brand is NOT MENTIONED above: 

Look for the date of manufacture sticker on other parts of your seat. Your car seat manual would be a good place to start. Other places could be: 

1. Under the seat itself

2. At the back of the seat, behind the headrest

3 Under some fabric


WHERE TO BUY A NEW CAR SEAT WITH THE LONGEST LIFE LEFT BEFORE EXPIRATION:

Make sure you use an AUTHORIZED car seat retailer, and not just look for a good deal online. There are imitation car seats out there (scary, we know), just like anything else, and it is NOT what you want for your child.  Many vendors now sell directly to Amazon, which is very convenient if you don’t live near a retailer, or prefer to shop from home.


WANT MORE?

Want to learn more about WHY car seats expire? Read our blog below!

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