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i have a roundabout that was purchased in 2000.... can i still use it for new baby or do i have to buy a new convertible seat? it is in great shape, never in an accident but has been used by two other kids...<br><br>
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Car seats definitely do expire, and a Roundabout purchased in 2000 is expired now. You should absolutely get a new for the baby.
 

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Yep, they are for real, plastic breaks down over time. Britaxs are good for 6 years after date of manufacture.
 

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Yes, definitely replace it. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvCRz7BRAM0" target="_blank">Here is a video</a> of a crash test with a 10 year old Britax <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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yikes... definitely in the market for a new marathon... thanks sooo much for the info<br><br>
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i would use it. You know the history of the seat and you say it's in good condition.<br><br>
Just remember that the companies selling these products don't want you to because then they sell less products. I don't believe the plastic in an 8 year old seat would have broken down.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i would use it. You know the history of the seat and you say it's in good condition.<br><br>
Just remember that the companies selling these products don't want you to because then they sell less products. I don't believe the plastic in an 8 year old seat would have broken down.</div>
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NO NO NO! Believe me, I am all for conspiracy theories, but not when it comes to my kid's safety! Plastic degrades over time. Expiration dates are real. Watch the video I linked to.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i would use it. You know the history of the seat and you say it's in good condition.<br><br>
Just remember that the companies selling these products don't want you to because then they sell less products. I don't believe the plastic in an 8 year old seat would have broken down.</div>
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This is the Family Safety Board, not the Family Conspiracy Theory board, no snark intended.<br><br><br>
The science is legitimate, and EASY TO FIND if you put an iota of effort into research. Plastic breaks down, the seat does not function, or comes completely apart, and CHILDREN DIE AS A RESULT.<br><br>
It's fine to believe one thing or another, but when your misguided advice could literally kill someone else's child, please keep those opinions off boards geared completely toward SAVING someone's child.
 
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