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Is your car seat safe to use?

  • Check that your seat is approved for use in Canada. You’ll find the National Safety Mark on the car seat or booster seat.
  • Read the labels and instructions to make sure that your child is within the height, weight, and age limits for the seat.
  • Is your seat secondhand? Make sure you still have all parts, including the instruction booklet. If you do not have it, contact the manufacturer for a copy.
  • Has your seat been previously involved in a crash? If you do not know the history of the seat, it may no longer be safe to use.
  • Check Transport Canada’s website to find out if your seat has been recalled.
  • All car seats and booster seats expire. Check the date on your seat. Contact the manufacturer if you’re unsure.

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