Do you need a new car seat or an upgrade for your child or grandkid?
April 22 – May 4, 2019 is this spring’s Target Car Seat Trade-in event!
Quoting from Target’s website, “Guests who trade in their old car seats will receive a 20 % off coupon toward a new:
- car seat
- car seat base
- travel system
- high chair
Car seats can only be traded in at a Target store, however, the coupons picked up from Guest Services can be applied to both in-store and online purchases.”
The coupon is eligible through Saturday, May 11, 2019.
These events are not officially on a recurring schedule. Internet research shows they tend to occur in April and September. Target appears to be supporting:
- April and Earth Month
- September and Baby Safety Month
Since the program launched, Target has recycled half a million car seats, and counting.
To date, through trade-in programs, Target has recycled more than 7.4 million pounds of materials, and counting.https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/planet/sustainable-products/car-seat-trade-in
Please check your current car seat(s) or any donated car seats or boosters, etc. for expiration dates. The date of expiration or manufacture is usually on a sticker on the base of the item.
The plastic degrades over time and can be a potential safety risk.
“Some manufacturers have a specific expiration date on the seat,” Dr. Hoffman says. Major brands like Graco and Britax are known to display that information.
But if you don’t see a date listed, you can assume that the expiration date is 6 years from the date of manufacture, Dr. Hoffman advises.https://www.parents.com/baby/gear/car-seats/car-seats-expire-heres-why/
The car seat pictured is a Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat in Gotham. Its footrest extends up to four different lengths for my tall little guy.