Second Hand Car Seats

Second hand car seats should be used with caution. If you are thinking about using a second hand child car seat there are a few things to consider:

  • Does the child car seat meet the AS/NZS 1754? This information can be found on the child car seat. Overseas child car seats which don’t meet the Australian Standard are illegal to use in Australia.
  • Are you aware of the history of the child car seat? Child car seats that have been involved in a moderate to severe crash should not be used.
  • Does the child car seat come with all parts, including the instruction booklet?
  • Is the child car seat less than 10 years old? It is recommended that child car seats over 10 years old not be used – you can find the date of manufacture printed on the child car seat.
  • Is the child car seat in good condition with no splits, cracks or stress marks on the restraint shell and no frayed, worn or damaged straps?

For more information on what type of car seat is appropriate for your child visit the Seat Me Safely page of our website.