MINOCQUA - People sometimes look to get a good deal on car seats at garage sales or as hand-me-downs from friends. However, health experts say doing that could pose a danger. Car seats shouldn't be used after five years.
"There are always recommendations changing. As you mentioned, the backward and the forward facing, and just common wear and tear on a car seat. Also knowing where the car seat came from," said Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Operations Assistant Manager Carrie Miller.
You can find how old a car seat is by looking at a sticker on it. The sticker has the date it was made printed on it. However, that won't tell you if the car seat has been involved in a crash. Car seats that have been in a crash should not be used again.