C.R.C., c. 932
Regulations Respecting the Sale, Advertising and Importation of Playpens (Play Yards) for Children
2. In these Regulations,
“Act” means the Hazardous Products Act; (Loi)
“mesh” means any netting used to form the sides, top or bottom of a product; (maille)
“product” means a playpen (play yard) for children that is included in item 26 of Part II of Schedule I to the Act. (produit)
- SOR/91-266, s. 2.
3. (1) A product may be advertised, sold or imported into Canada only if it meets the applicable requirements of these Regulations.
(2) Any information or statement required by these Regulations to accompany a product or to be printed on or permanently affixed to a product or its container shall be in both official languages.
- SOR/91-266, s. 3(F).
LABELLING AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ASSEMBLY
4. (1) Every product shall have indelibly printed on it, or otherwise permanently affixed to it, the following information, clearly and prominently displayed in letters and numerals not less than 2.4 mm (0.09 inch) in height:
(a) the name and principal place of business of the person by or for whom the product is made;
(b) the model name or model number of the product; and
(c) the month and year of manufacture of the product.
(2) Every product shall have indelibly printed on it, or otherwise permanently affixed to it, immediately following the information referred to in subsection (1), the following statement, clearly and prominently displayed in letters not less than 2.4 mm (0.09 inch) in height:
"This product complies with the requirements of the Playpens Regulations (Canada)"
(3) Every container in which a product is sold or is to be sold shall have indelibly printed on it, or otherwise permanently affixed to it, the information and statement required by subsections (1) and (2) clearly and prominently displayed in letters not less than 2.4 mm (0.09 inch) in height.
(4) Every product shall, unless sold fully assembled, bear or be accompanied by instructions that clearly state and show how the product is to be assembled.
DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND PERFORMANCE OF PRODUCT
5. (1) The size of the openings in any mesh shall be such that, when the product is tested in accordance with the procedures specified in Schedule I, the tip of the probe described in Schedule II shall not be capable of passing through an opening.
(2) No mesh shall, when tested in accordance with the procedures specified in Schedule III,
(a) break or rupture; or
(b) become separated from its supporting structure or attachments.
(3) Every exposed wooden or plastic part of a product shall be
(a) smoothly finished to eliminate rough or sharp edges, corners or surfaces; and
(b) free from splits, cracks or other defects.
(4) Every metal part of a product shall be free from burrs, sharp edges, corners or points and any cut end of metal tubing that is accessible to the occupant shall be protected by a cap that will remain in place when subjected to a load of 90N (20.23 lb.) applied in any direction.
(5) The threaded end of every bolt of a product shall be protected by an acorn nut or other suitable device or so placed that contact by the occupant with the threaded end cannot occur.
(6) No component of a product that is made of a textile or other pliable material shall, when tested in accordance with the Canadian General Standards Board standard CAN/CGSB 4.2 NO. 27.5‑94 entitled Textile Test Methods – Flame Resistance – 45° Angle Test – One Second Flame Impingement, as amended from time to time, have a time of flame spread of 7 seconds or less.
(7) Any open hole drilled in a metal, plastic, wood component or component of similar material of a product that is exposed to the occupant shall be less than 3.0 mm (0.12 inch) or more than 10.0 mm (0.39 inch) in diameter.
(8) No product shall be equipped with more than two wheels or casters or provisions for their attachment.
(9) Every component that is accessible to the occupant and is small enough to be placed in the small parts cylinder described in Schedule IV shall be so fitted or affixed to the product that upon the application in any direction of a force of 90N (20.23 lb.) to the component, the component does not become detached from the product.
(10) No cord, tape or similar material having a free, stretched length in excess of 180 mm (7.10 inches) shall be attached to a product.
(11) Any product that folds shall contain a locking device or other design feature that will prevent the product from folding or collapsing spontaneously when tested in accordance with Schedule V.
(12) Any portion of the floor of a product shall be capable of supporting a load of 220N (49.4 lb.) uniformly distributed over an area of 4.5 × 104 mm2 (69.75 sq. inches) for a period of one minute without visually perceptible damage to the product or any component thereof.
(13) Every product shall be so designed and constructed as to preclude injury to the occupant from any scissoring, shearing or pinching.
(14) The vertical distance between the top of the floor and the top of the upper framing member of the product shall not be less than 480 mm (18.89 inches).
(15) All stitching used in a product shall be lock-stitching.
(16) All materials used in the construction of a product and any of its components shall comply with the requirements of section 25 of the Toys Regulations.
(17) When subjected to the test described in Schedule V, all support points of a product shall remain in contact with the inclined plane.
- SOR/2004-65, s. 8;
- SOR/2007-206, s. 1;
- SOR/2011-17, s. 47.
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