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

Regulations are current to 2014-06-12 and last amended on 2011-06-20. Previous Versions

CONSTRUCTION AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

General Provisions

Marginal note:Shearing and pinching

 Every crib, cradle and bassinet must be constructed so as to prevent injury to a child from shearing or pinching.

Marginal note:Coatings

 Every crib, cradle and bassinet must be free from any surface coating that contains any of the following substances:

  • (a) total lead in excess of 90 mg/kg;

  • (b) any compound of antimony, arsenic, cadmium, selenium or barium if more than 0.1% of the compound dissolves in 5% hydrochloric acid after being stirred for 10 minutes at 20°C; or

  • (c) any compound of mercury.

Marginal note:Rocking or swinging

 Every crib, cradle and bassinet that rocks or swings must be constructed so that it cannot rock or swing beyond a 20° angle from the vertical.

Marginal note:Strength and solidity of slats

 A slat of a crib, cradle or bassinet must not turn, dislodge, deform or become damaged when tested in accordance with Schedule 2.

Marginal note:Openings

 A completely bounded opening that is located above the mattress support of a crib, cradle or bassinet when the mattress support is in any position must not permit the passage of a solid rectangular block with dimensions of 60 mm × 100 mm × 100 mm in any orientation, when tested in accordance with Schedule 3.

Marginal note:Flammability

 A component of a crib, cradle or bassinet that contains textile fibres or any other pliable material must not, when tested in accordance with the Canadian General Standards Board standard CAN/CGSB-4.2, No. 27.5-2008, entitled Textile Test Methods — Flame Resistance — 45° Angle Test — One Second Flame Impingement, have a time of flame spread of seven seconds or less if the component either

  • (a) does not have a raised fibre surface; or

  • (b) has a raised fibre surface and exhibits ignition or fusion of its base fibres.

Marginal note:Mesh — size of openings
  •  (1) The openings in any mesh on a crib, cradle or bassinet must be of such a size that, when tested in accordance with Schedule 4, the tip of the probe illustrated in Figure 1 of that Schedule is unable to pass through them.

  • Marginal note:Mesh — strength and integrity

    (2) Any mesh that forms part of the sides or bottom of a crib, cradle or bassinet must not, when tested in accordance with Schedule 5, either

    • (a) break or rupture; or

    • (b) become separated from its supporting structure or attachments.

Marginal note:Mattress

 A mattress that is supplied with a crib, cradle or bassinet must

  • (a) be not more than

    • (i) 150 mm thick, in the case of a crib, or

    • (ii) 38 mm thick, in the case of a cradle or bassinet;

  • (b) be of such a size that, when it is pushed firmly against any side of the crib, cradle or bassinet, it does not leave a gap of more than 30 mm between the mattress and any part of the sides of the crib, cradle or bassinet; and

  • (c) be stitched using lock-stitching.