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Q. I have a 2 car seats and a booster chair that I was looking to get rid of. I was going to consign them but was told they can't accept them. I then thought about danating them but sounds to me like they won't be accepted. What can one do with used car seats and booter seats? I worry that they may not even sell at a garage sale or on juneau parents ect. They are all nice and have never been involved in any accidents. I'd hate to have to send several hunderd dollars of items to the dump!!

Dear Juneau Resident,

In these economic times it certainly does feel awful to throw away useful items that are also expensive! You do have some options.

I went to our child seat guru, Community Service Officer Jennifer Adams. Officer Adams suggested if the carseat is not expired, six years old or older, you can ask to donate the seat to AWARE or LOVE Inc. If you need help finding the date on the seat, call Officer Adams and she can tell you where to look.

Some organizations might shy away from used, especially expired, car seats because of the potential liability of a child using the seat being hurt in a collision. Don't be too hard on yourself if you have to throw the seats away...liability concerns are just part of adult life these days.


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