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Is the car seat safe to use again once it has been in a crash?
Most car seats can never be used again if involved in ANY type of crash. 
Car seats are intended to withstand only one crash because they can be damaged by crash forces. The damage is usually not visible upon inspection, so a visual examination of a crashed seat cannot guarantee that there is no damage. 

Most manufacturers require a car seat to be disposed after ANY crash, though a few manufacturers allow a car seat to be used again only if it was involved in a "minor crash" and meets ALL of the following NHTSA criteria:
  1. The vehicle was able to be driven away from the crash site; AND 
  2. The vehicle door nearest the child restraint was undamaged; AND 
  3. There were no injuries to any of the vehicle occupants; AND 
  4. The air bags (if present) did not deploy; AND 
  5. There is no visible damage to the child seat. 
Read the car seat owner’s manual to see if the car seat can or cannot be used after a minor crash. If unsure, contact the manufacturer for clarification.