Do First Aid Products Expire?


Many of the items contained within a First Aid Kit do have expiration dates, typically 3-5 years from the date of manufacturing. First Aid Kits should include a published expiration date of the components that expire therefore it is important that you maintain a regular review of your first aid kits and replace kits and components as needed.

If your workplace has a defibrillator, don’t forget to check the expiry dates on the pads and batteries. Pads must be disposed once used and new pads purchased. Batteries usually expire every 2 to 5 years depending on make and model so check carefully.