If you are a new mom, you must understand that car seats expire. The number of years you can use a car seat depends on the car seat brand you have and the lifespan specified by the brand.
If you own a Nuna PIPA, PIPA Lite, RAVA, REVV, EXEC, or AACE car seat, there is always a specification on how long you can use it. We shall go through Nuna car seats to see their expiration dates.
We will also see if car seat bases expire and what to do with your Nuna car seat after its expiration date.
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Nuna Car Seats And Their Expiration Dates
To be sure of the exact expiration date of the Nuna car seat you have, we shall go through the different models of Nuna car seats and the number of years they are good for.
Expiration Date For Nuna PIPA and PIPA Lite
No matter which model of Nuna infant car seat you own, it usually has 7 years of use from the date of purchase.
If you have bought a brand new Nuna infant car seat, your baby will outgrow the car seat way earlier before the car seat expires as the infant car seats are generally for babies under 18 months (depending on baby’s height and weight so please make sure you check the specifications)
However, if you are planning to buy a car seat that is not manufactured in the same year when the baby was born, you might want to check the manufacturing year before you make your purchase decision.
You might want to read this: All you need to know about Nuna PIPA car seats
Expiration Date For Nuna RAVA Car Seat
Nuna Rava convertible seat has an expiration date or useful life of 10 years after purchase. That means you can use it for as many kids as possible within the period of 10 years after purchase.
If you are not sure of the date of purchase, you may consider working with the date of manufacture. A child can use Nuna RAVA from birth until about 5 to 7 years.
Expiration Date For Nuna REVV Car Seat
Just like the RAVA, Nuna REVV has a useful life of 10 years after purchase or after the date of manufacture.
The Nuna REVV car seat is a revolutionized convertible car seat that has the ability to rotate from rear-facing to forward-facing. You can expect to use Nuna REVV convertible car seat for your child for about 3 to 4 years.
Expiration Date For Nuna EXEC All-In-One Car Seat
The Nuna EXEC is an all-in-one car seat that has an expiration date or useful life of 10 years after purchase or from the date of manufacture. It can be used for a child from birth to 10 years (between 5 lbs. and 120 lbs).
Buying the Nuna EXEC means you won’t be needing any other car seat for your child until he/she starts using the adult car seat.
Expiration Date For Nuna AACE Booster Seat
The Nuna AACE booster seat has an expiration date or lifespan of 10 years after the date of purchase or manufacture. If you are not sure of the date of purchase, you can start counting from the date of manufacture.
Note: NHTSA recommends that you replace the car seat after a moderate or severe crash. Replacing it ensures that your child is well-protected in case of another crash.
Recommended: Is Nuna car seat FAA approved?
Does Nuna Car Seat Base Expire?
Yes, Nuna car seat bases expire the same way the car seats expire. Nuna PIPA bases expire 7 years from the date of manufacture.
You should always check the serial label on the base of a car seat to know its manufacturing date. If you can’t find the date on an old car seat base, you should replace it for security reasons.
Is It Safe To Use An Expired Nuna Car Seat?
It is never a good idea to use an expired Nuna car seat or any other car seat because the seat is no longer in its best form. As car safety norms, traffic regulations, and technology change, old car seats may not be suitable for your kids’ safety.
Using an expired car seat means you are exposing your little one to high risk in case of an accident. Also, as these car seats get old, they may start to release some chemicals that may be harmful to kids and the environment.
What To Do With An Expired Nuna Car Seat
If your Nuna car seat has exceeded its useful life, we recommend labeling the car seat as expired and arranging for the recycling pick-up.