Car seats are like food: all come with a shelf life.
Do not use a car seat if it has previously been involved in a car crash or has been previously owned and you do not have access to the registration of that car seat. All car seats should be registered with the manufacturer. If you don’t register your seat, the manufacturer will not be able to contact you in the event of a recall or safety notice relating to your product.
Reviewed by Dr. Kristie Rivers, September 2020