All of these questions are incredibly important to know the answers to, and one above all is paramount...do you trust the person selling you the car seat or booster seat to answer all those questions honestly? It’s perfectly reasonable to borrow or purchase a car seat or booster seat from someone you know and trust, where you can verify the history of car seat or booster seat. When buying a car seat or booster seat from a stranger, you are taking a risk with the safety of your child in a possible car seat crash.
This information also applies to any car seats sold at mom-to-mom sales or resale shops. There are no statutes or regulations that protect a consumer purchasing a used car seat. It’s buyer beware when buying used car seats or booster seats second hand.
For more information on child passenger safety, visit our Facebook pages: Safe Kids Macomb County or Macomb County Health Department.
Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician - Instructor
Macomb County Health Department