The same is possible for a car seat that has extended past its expiration: the plastic could break apart and fail to serve its purpose of keeping a child safe and uninjured in a crash.
Most car seats also have metal parts that wear over time.
Can you donate car seats to Goodwill?
Donating a good car seat
Some, like Goodwill, will not take used car seats. Some parenting classes may accept used car seats, or pregnancy resource centers.
What can you do with used car seats?
Recycle as best you can
1. Use scissors to cut off the fabric, foam padding, and harness straps from the seat. 2. Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to remove as much metal as possible.
Does Walmart take old carseats?
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.
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