Many people do not realize that child car seats have an expiration date. Most car seats have the date of expiration stamped on the car seat base or label. Car seats expire due to the sun, while every day use can break down the plastic and the straps. Baby Travel Pros Association of baby rental equipment companies follows these standards in all their car seat rentals.
Generally a car seat will expire 6 years after the date of manufacture (not the date of purchase). It is recommended to replace a car seat immediately after a major accident. Car seats were not made to last forever. “All of our members follow strict guidelines to ensure all our baby rental equipment is up to the standards set by the National Highway Safety Administration.”, states Sarah Wyles, Co-owner. If a consumer has doubts on their car seat safety, the website www.nhtsa.gov locates child safety seat inspection station nationwide.
Baby Travel Pros also recommends registering all child car seats to be notified of any recalls or safety issues. Although all member companies are individually owned and operated, affiliated companies demonstrate pride and commitment in providing safe, clean, high-quality baby equipment rentals. With a focus on customer service and satisfaction, members of Baby Travel Pros rent cribs, pack-n-plays, high chairs, booster chairs, car seats, strollers, toys, wagons, beach gear and more. Rentals are available for daily, weekly or long-term rates. Most members of Baby Travel Pros are available to make deliveries, pick ups, and drop offs to hotels, resorts, family’s homes, rental homes and condos, and airport locations.
Baby Travel Pros was founded in 2009 as the first national association for independent baby equipment rental companies. Its mission is to establish safety and cleanliness standards across member companies so that consumers have access to a stress-free, reliable resource to meet their family travel and vacation needs. All of the transportation, safety, comfort and entertainment essentials that a family needs can be waiting for them at the airport, car rental agency, hotel or relative’s house when they arrive. For more information on Baby Travel Pros, visit http://www.babytravelpros.com.