Buying used is an eco-friendly choice, but it’s not always the best one. When it comes to products designed to protect you, you should think twice about buying used. For babies and small children, never buy a used car seat. There is no way of knowing the history of the seat or if it’s been recalled for safety issues. If you can’t afford a new car seat, there are nonprofit programs that can help you get one, often for free. And second, never buy a used bike helmet. Once the helmet has been involved in a crash, it’s compromised and won’t protect your head as effectively as if it were new.
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