Guidelines for Selling a Car Seat/ Crib

Category: Posting Help

If you are buying/selling a car seat, take a minute to make sure it has not been recalled or expired. Here are some links to find out...


CAR SEAT RECALLS: (this site has extensive but a bit confusing information)

Google the Serial # of the car seat itself.

EXPIRATION DATE: Most car seats have an expiration date on one of the manufacturer labels. Look for it sides or bottom of the car seat. To find out if a car seat is expired, you should look for that expiration date label first. If no expiration date exists, use the date of manufacture and consult the car seat owners' manual. The general rule of thumb is 6 years from date of manufacture.




We need to ensure your crib complies with the June 2011 safety codes.

These codes, which apply to full-size and non full-size cribs, prohibit the manufacture or sale of traditional drop-side rail cribs, strengthen crib slats and mattress supports, improve the quality of hardware and require more rigorous testing. The details of the rule are available on Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)’s website at

Please note it is illegal to buy, sell, or donate used cribs that don't meet these new June 2011 safety codes. If you purchased the crib NEW at a store after 2011, you’re fine—it meets the code.

Does your crib meets the code?
Please add "Meets the June 2011 safety codes" at the very TOP OF THE EMAIL and repost to

Unsure if your crib meets the code?
If you purchased second hand or are not sure—you’ll need to check to see if it meets the code. View FAQs on the CPSC's website:

Doesn't meet the code?
There are some creative and green things you can do with the old crib. You can find some ideas here:
We know, it's tough to think that our kids could sleep in cribs that are now considered "unsafe," but unfortunately this new law is the new law. Craigslist, eBay, and meighborhood listservs like this one no longer allow cribs that don't meet code to be posted.


Thanks for helping us ensure our neighborhood babies sleep safe and sound!