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3. Anything that Can Hold Children

After your children grow up, a lot of equipment can pile up in your home. Cribs, strollers, car seats, and high chairs may seem like good items to donate to your local thrift shop. Unfortunately, because of frequent recalls, it’s not safe to donate these items. 

Car seats have expiration dates and can often be involved in car accidents. When one gets donated, it’s impossible to tell what condition it’s in. By donating children’s equipment, you’re putting kids at risk. Many thrift stores have a policy stating that they cannot accept these items. Look for places in your area that facilitate the disposal of car seats and related items.