Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations (SOR/2010-261)

Regulations are current to 2016-09-18 and last amended on 2011-06-20. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE 2(Section 16)Test for Strength and Solidity of Slats

  • 1 The method to be used for testing the strength and solidity of crib, cradle and bassinet slats is as follows:

    • (a) assemble the crib, cradle or bassinet according to the manufacturer’s instructions, omitting accessories that could interfere with the conduct of the test;

    • (b) secure the crib, cradle or bassinet to a horizontal surface in the manufacturer’s recommended use position in a manner that will not interfere with the conduct of the test;

    • (c) apply a torque of 8 N•m to one of the slats at its midpoint and maintain the torque for 10 seconds;

    • (d) record any turning, dislodging or deformation of the slat and any damage to the slat;

    • (e) repeat the procedures set out in paragraphs (c) and (d) for every other slat;

    • (f) apply a vertical upward force of 500 N at the midpoint of the top rail on one of the sides to which slats are attached and maintain the force for 30 seconds;

    • (g) record any dislodging of any of the slats from the top or bottom rail and any damage to the slats; and

    • (h) repeat the procedures set out in paragraphs (f) and (g) for every other side to which slats are attached.

 
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