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Safety and Recalls

When it comes to selling gently used baby products, safety is a top priority. Here are some tips to consider before bringing your used car seat, crib or play yard to the sale.


Car Seats

Did you know that car seats expire? Check the labels on your car seat carefully to locate the expiration date before selling it.

Also, do not sell your car seat if it has ever been in an accident or shows any visible signs of wear and tear such as cracks or dents in the foam or plastic.

Be sure to include all the parts and the instruction manual. Click here to learn more about car seat safety and recalls.



If your crib is more than two years old, it is unlikely to meet all the new safety standards, and if it doesn’t, it is illegal to sell, regardless of whether or not it was ever recalled. Dropside cribs, even those that have been fitted with immobilizers, are also illegal to sell. Click here for the most current recall list.



Play Yards and Playpens

New safety standards for play yards, also known as travel yards or playpens, were passed on February 28, 2013. Although it is not automatically illegal to sell older model play yards, there are some things to watch out for to make sure yours is safe to sell. To search a comprehensive list of recalls click here.