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    Default Do Graco booster seats expire?

    I have one of those little seats with no back from my middle dd and I wanted to use it in case dd3 carpools with friends next school year. I'm wondering though if it expires? The label indicate a manufacure date of Sept 03, but doesn't indicate an expiration date.

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    Yes they do.

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    Thanks Lori! Sorry if it's obvious and I'm just not getting it....it seems to be one of those days -- but do you know how long they last (given I know the manufacture date)?
    DD1 - 1996
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    Assume six years with Graco unless your manual states otherwise.

    Their CS is actually pretty good -- if you have a DOM, you should have a serial number that you can give them to look up if you have lost your manual
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    I thought it was like 10 yrs for the backless one. Where's Jools?

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    Graco products are, generally, a 6year expiry. It could very well be longer for a LBB (IIRC, the low back portion of the GN is 9 yrs), but the OP needs to check the manual or call Graco to be sure.
    Melissa

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    I didn't see any mention of expiration in the manual online.

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    6. I've never heard 10 for any seat (except ancient outdated JPMA recommendations, and even they said defer to the mfr). 9 for the backless Nautilus and Frontier, and no expiration for the Right Fit, but those don't have relatively flimsy armrests like the Graco does (and as a side note, I hope the current seat has the screws to hold them in?). Even new boosters deform substantially in the armrest area in a crash, I wouldn't be terribly comfortable using my own expired Turbo when we go to Grandma's next year and will buy a new one for Leah. The Cosco backless boosters are $14-$16 at Kmart and Walmart and Target, I'd grab one of those
    Julie
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    DD1 age 15--Adult Seatbelt (booster till 11 and almost 5 ft tall)
    DD2 age 8.5--in a variety of backless boosters
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