Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations (SOR/2010-90)

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Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations

SOR/2010-90

MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY ACT

Registration 2010-04-29

Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations

P.C. 2010-545 2010-04-29

Whereas, pursuant to subsection 11(3) of the Motor Vehicle Safety ActFootnote a, a copy of the proposed Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations, substantially in the annexed form, was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on October 10, 2009, and a reasonable opportunity was afforded to interested persons to make representations to the Minister of Transport with respect to the proposed Regulations;

Therefore, Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Transport pursuant to subsection 11(1) of the Motor Vehicle Safety ActFootnote a, hereby makes the annexed Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations.

PART 1General

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions
  •  (1) The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

    Act

    Loi

    Act means the Motor Vehicle Safety Act. (Loi)

    booster seat

    siège d’appoint

    booster seat means a removable device designed to be used in a vehicle for seating a person whose mass is at least 18 kg, to ensure that the seat belt assembly fits properly. (siège d’appoint)

    car bed

    lit d’auto

    car bed means a restraint system for an infant with special needs that is designed to restrain the infant in a supine or prone position on a continuous flat surface. (lit d’auto)

    child

    enfant

    child means a person whose mass is more than 10 kg and not more than 30 kg. (enfant)

    CMVSS

    NSVAC

    CMVSS means Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. (NSVAC)

    custom restraint system for a disabled person

    ensemble de retenue sur mesure pour personne handicapée

    custom restraint system for a disabled person means a restraint system, other than a mass-produced restraint system, designed for a specific disabled person. (ensemble de retenue sur mesure pour personne handicapée)

    disabled person

    personne handicapée

    disabled person means a person, other than an infant with special needs, who, for orthopaedic reasons or because of the person’s build or other physical characteristics, is unable to use an infant restraint system, a child restraint system, a booster seat, a built-in device referred to in item 213.4 of Schedule III to the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations, or a vehicle seat belt. (personne handicapée)

    infant

    bébé

    infant means a person who is unable to walk unassisted and whose mass is not more than 10 kg. (bébé)

    infant with special needs

    bébé qui a des besoins spéciaux

    infant with special needs means an infant who is unable to use an infant restraint system and

    • (a) who was born at less than 37 weeks’ gestation;

    • (b) whose mass at birth was less than 2.2 kg; or

    • (c) who has special breathing needs. (bébé qui a des besoins spéciaux)

    lower connector system

    système d’attaches inférieures

    lower connector system means a system consisting of two connectors that each fit inside a checking device having the envelope dimensions shown in Figure 9 of Schedule 7, that are attached to the lower part of a restraint system or booster seat in a manner that does not allow for their removal without the use of tools, and that allow the restraint system or booster seat to be securely attached to a lower universal anchorage system of a vehicle. (système d’attaches inférieures)

    lower universal anchorage system

    dispositif universel d’ancrages d’attaches inférieurs

    lower universal anchorage system means a device, other than a vehicle seat belt, that is designed to secure the lower portion of a restraint system or booster seat to a vehicle, and that transfers the load from the restraint system or booster seat and its occupant to the vehicle structure or a vehicle seat structure. (dispositif universel d’ancrages d’attaches inférieurs)

    mass-produced

    fabriqué en série

    mass-produced means manufactured, in whatever quantity, using only standard or uniform parts. (fabriqué en série)

    restraint system

    ensemble de retenue

    restraint system means a removable device designed to be used together with the seat of a vehicle in order to restraint an infant, an infant with special needs, a child or a disabled person, but does not include a booster seat or a vehicle seat belt. (ensemble de retenue)

    seat orientation reference line or SORL

    ligne repère d’orientation du siège ou LROS

    seat orientation reference line or SORL means the horizontal line passing through the plane of symmetry of the standard seat assembly and passing through the Z point as shown in Figures 3 and 4 of Schedule 7. (ligne repère d’orientation du siège ou LROS)

    standard seat assembly

    siège normalisé

    standard seat assembly means the seat that is specified in the drawing package entitled Standard Seat Assembly Specifications for Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations Compliance Testing (January 1, 2010), published by the Department of Transport, and that has seat belt anchorage points and a lower universal anchorage system located as indicated in Figures 3 and 4 of Schedule 7, respectively. (siège normalisé)

    tether strap

    courroie d’attache

    tether strap means a device that is fitted with a tether strap hook and secured to the rigid structure of a restraint system or booster seat, and that transfers the load from the restraint system or booster seat and its occupant to the user-ready tether anchorage. (courroie d’attache)

    tether strap hook

    crochet de la courroie d’attache

    tether strap hook means a device that is used to attach a tether strap to a user-ready tether anchorage and that has an interface profile shown in Figure 1 of Schedule 7 or, in the case of a device with integrated adjustment hardware, Figure 2 of Schedule 7. (crochet de la courroie d’attache)

    torso

    torse

    torso means the portion of the body of an anthropomorphic test device or an occupant, excluding the thighs, that

    • (a) when the device or occupant is seated in a restraint system other than a car bed or in a booster seat, lies between the top of the restraint system seating surface or booster seat seating surface and the top of the shoulders; or

    • (b) when the device or occupant is seated in a car bed, lies between the top of the continuous flat surface of the car bed and the top of the shoulders. (torse)

    TSD 209

    DNT 209

    TSD 209 means Technical Standards Document No. 209, Seat Belt Assemblies, published by the Department of Transport, as amended from time to time. (DNT 209)

    TSD 302

    DNT 302

    TSD 302 means Technical Standards Document No. 302, Flammability of Interior Materials, published by the Department of Transport, as amended from time to time. (DNT 302)

    user-ready tether anchorage

    ancrage d’attache prêt à utiliser

    user-ready tether anchorage means a device that transfers the tether strap load from a restraint system or booster seat and its occupant to the vehicle structure or a vehicle seat structure, and that is designed to accept a tether strap hook directly, without requiring the installation of any other device. (ancrage d’attache prêt à utiliser)

  • (2) [Repealed, SOR/2014-307, s. 31]

  • Marginal note:Classes of vehicles

    (3) In these Regulations, “classes of vehicles” refers to those classes of vehicles prescribed by section 4 of the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations and set out in Schedule III to those Regulations.

  • Marginal note:Interpretation — restraint system or booster seat

    (4) For the purposes of these Regulations, a reference in TSD 209 to webbing, a belt buckle, a tether strap attachment or a related piece of adjustment hardware that is part of a Type 1 seat belt assembly is to be read as a reference to webbing, a belt buckle, a tether strap attachment or a related piece of adjustment hardware that is part of a restraint system or booster seat, as the case may be.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 12;
  • SOR/2014-307, s. 31.

National Safety Mark

Marginal note:Authorization by Minister
  •  (1) For the purposes of subsection 3(2) of the Act, the Minister may, in the form set out in Schedule 1, authorize a company to apply the national safety mark to a restraint system or booster seat and to any accompanying documentation or any packaging.

  • Marginal note:Application for authorization

    (2) A company that intends to apply the national safety mark to a restraint system or booster seat must apply to the Minister to obtain the authorization referred to in subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:National safety mark

    (3) A company that applies the national safety mark to a restraint system or booster seat must reproduce the national safety mark as shown in Schedule 2, including the following information, in the locations indicated in that schedule:

    • (a) the authorization number assigned to the company by the Minister; and

    • (b) the number or numbers of the CMVSS to which the restraint system or booster seat conforms, namely,

      • (i) 213, in the case of a child restraint system,

      • (ii) 213.1, in the case of an infant restraint system,

      • (iii) 213.2, in the case of a booster seat,

      • (iv) 213.3, in the case of a mass-produced restraint system for disabled persons,

      • (v) 213.3, in the case of a custom restraint system for a disabled person that is designed to be used only in school buses, and

      • (vi) 213.5, in the case of a restraint system for infants with special needs.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (4) The national safety mark must be at least 50 mm in diameter and be stitched onto the restraint system or booster seat, indelibly moulded into or onto it, or indelibly printed on a label affixed to it in a permanent manner.

  • Marginal note:Visibility of national safety mark

    (5) The national safety mark must, when applied to a restraint system or booster seat, be fully visible.

  • Marginal note:Location of national safety mark — removable base

    (6) If a restraint system is manufactured with a removable base and the seating component of the restraint system is designed to be used in a vehicle with or without the base, the national safety mark must be applied to the seating component.

Prescribed Classes of Equipment

Marginal note:Prescribed classes of equipment

 For the purposes of subsection 3(2) and sections 4 and 5 of the Act, child restraint systems, infant restraint systems, booster seats, restraint systems for disabled persons and restraint systems for infants with special needs are prescribed classes of equipment.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 13.

Prescribed Standards

Marginal note:CVMSS 213
  •  (1) Every child restraint system must conform to the applicable standards set out in Part 2, CMVSS 213 — Child Restraint Systems.

  • Marginal note:CVMSS 213.1

    (2) Every infant restraint system must conform to the applicable standards set out in Part 3, CMVSS 213.1 — Infant Restraint Systems.

  • Marginal note:CVMSS 213.2

    (3) Every booster seat must conform to the applicable standards set out in Part 4, CMVSS 213.2 — Booster Seats.

  • Marginal note:CVMSS 213.3

    (4) Every restraint system for disabled persons must conform to the applicable standards set out in Part 5, CMVSS 213.3 — Restraint Systems for Disabled Persons.

  • Marginal note:CVMSS 213.5

    (5) Every restraint system for infants with special needs must conform to the applicable standards set out in Part 6, CMVSS 213.5 — Restraint Systems for Infants with Special Needs.

  • Marginal note:Applicable CVMSS

    (6) Every restraint system that is designed to be used as more than one type of restraint system or as a restraint system and booster seat must conform to the standards set out in Parts 2 to 6 that are applicable to each type of restraint system or booster seat for which it is designed to be used.

Restraint System and Booster Seat Information

National Safety Mark

Marginal note:No importation without national safety mark

 A company must not import into Canada a restraint system other than a custom restraint system for a disabled person that is not designed to be used only in school buses, or a booster seat, unless the company has applied the national safety mark to the restraint system or booster seat.

Lower Universal Anchorage System Symbol

Marginal note:Lower universal anchorage system symbol

 Every restraint system or booster seat that is equipped with a lower connector system must bear the lower universal anchorage system symbol shown in Schedule 3, on a background of contrasting colour, on or near the lower connector system, and the symbol must be fully visible to a person installing the restraint system or booster seat when the restraint system or booster seat is positioned in the vehicle.

Records

Marginal note:Compliance
  •  (1) For each restraint system or booster seat to which the national safety mark is applied or that is imported into Canada, a company must maintain in writing or in readily readable electronic form the records referred to in paragraph 5(1)(g) of the Act that show that the restraint system or booster seat conforms to all prescribed standards applicable to it, and retain those records for at least five years after the day on which the restraint system or booster seat is manufactured or imported.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) If the records referred to in subsection (1) are maintained by a person on behalf of the company, the company must keep the name and address of the person.

  • Marginal note:Request by inspector

    (3) At the request in writing of an inspector, a company must send to the inspector a copy of the records referred to in subsection (1), in either official language, within 30 working days after the day on which the request is mailed.

Registration Systems

Marginal note:Information card
  •  (1) For the purpose of maintaining the registration system referred to in paragraph 5(1)(h) of the Act, a company must provide to each person who purchases a restraint system or booster seat an information card, in both official languages, that

    • (a) permits the purchaser to provide to the company or to a duly authorized representative of the company, at no cost, the purchaser’s name, mailing address and email address, the model name and number of the restraint system or booster seat, the date of purchase and the date of manufacture; and

    • (b) includes a safety message concerning the importance of providing the information.

  • Marginal note:Information to be included in registration system

    (2) The registration system maintained by a company in accordance with paragraph 5(1)(h) of the Act must consist of the information provided to the company under paragraph (1)(a), and that information must be used only for the purposes of paragraph 5(1)(h) of the Act.

  • Marginal note:Minimum retention period

    (3) The information in the registration system maintained by a company in relation to a restraint system or booster seat must be kept for at least five years after the day on which the restraint system or booster seat is purchased.

Importation

General

Marginal note:Declaration

 For the purposes of paragraph 5(1)(b) of the Act, a company that imports into Canada a restraint system or booster seat must make, at the nearest customs office that is open for business, a declaration signed by the company’s duly authorized representative that contains the following information:

  • (a) the name of the manufacturer of the restraint system or booster seat;

  • (b) the name and address of the company importing the restraint system or booster seat;

  • (c) [Repealed, SOR/2013-117, s. 14]

  • (d) a statement from the manufacturer or its duly authorized representative that the restraint system or booster seat conforms to the prescribed standards applicable on the date of manufacture;

  • (e) the model name and number of the restraint system or booster seat;

  • (f) the number of restraint systems and the number of booster seats imported at the same time; and

  • (g) the date on which the restraint system or booster seat was imported.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 14.

Temporary Importation

Marginal note:Declaration before importation

 For the purposes of paragraph 7(1)(a) of the Act, a person who imports into Canada a restraint system or booster seat, or the person’s duly authorized representative, must file with the Minister, before importation, a duly completed declaration in the form prescribed in Schedule 4.

Defect Information

Marginal note:Content of notice of defect
  •  (1) A notice of defect required to be given under section 10 of the Act must contain the following information:

    • (a) the name and address of the company giving the notice of defect;

    • (b) the name of the manufacturer of the restraint system or booster seat;

    • (c) the model name and number of each restraint system or booster seat for which the notice of defect is given and the prescribed class of equipment to which it belongs, the period during which the restraint system or booster seat was manufactured, and any other information necessary to permit the identification of the restraint system or booster seat;

    • (d) the estimated percentage of restraint systems or booster seats that potentially contain the defect;

    • (e) a description of the defect;

    • (f) an evaluation of the risk to the safety of persons that arises from the defect;

    • (g) a statement of the measures to be taken to correct the defect;

    • (h) any conditions affecting the correction of the defect; and

    • (i) the number, title or other identification assigned by the company to the notice of defect.

  • Marginal note:Notice requirements

    (2) The notice of defect must be given in writing and, when it is to be given to a person other than the Minister, must be

    • (a) in both official languages; or

    • (b) in the person’s official language of choice, if it is known.

  • Marginal note:Prescribed person

    (3) For the purposes of subsection 10(1) of the Act, the person who obtained the restraint system or booster seat from the company is a prescribed person.

  • Marginal note:Notice within 60 days

    (4) The notice of defect must be given to the current owner and to the person who obtained the restraint system or booster seat from the company as soon as possible after the company becomes aware of the defect, but no later than 60 days after the day on which the company becomes aware of it.

  • Marginal note:Report

    (5) A company must, within 30 days after the day on which it gives a notice of defect to the Minister under paragraph 10(1)(a) of the Act, submit to the Minister a report containing, in addition to the information required by subsection (1), the following information:

    • (a) the number of restraint systems and the number of booster seats for which the notice of defect was given and the number of those restraint systems and booster seats in each prescribed class of equipment;

    • (b) a chronology of the principal events that led to the determination of the existence of the defect;

    • (c) copies of all notices, bulletins and other circulars issued by the company in respect of the defect; and

    • (d) a detailed description of the nature of the defect and of its location on the restraint system or booster seat, with any related diagrams or illustrations.

  • Marginal note:Quarterly reports

    (6) After submitting the report referred to in subsection (5), a company must, for a period of two years after the day on which it gives the notice of defect to the Minister, submit to the Minister quarterly reports containing the following information:

    • (a) the number, title or other identification assigned by the company to the notice of defect;

    • (b) the revised number of restraint systems and the revised number of booster seats for which the notice of defect was given, if applicable;

    • (c) the dates on which notices of defect were given to the current owners of the affected restraint systems or booster seats;

    • (d) the number of restraint systems and the number of booster seats inspected by or at the direction of the company;

    • (e) the number of restraint systems and the number of booster seats found on inspection to contain the defect; and

    • (f) a statement setting out the manner in which the company disposed of the defective parts, restraint systems or booster seats.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 15;
  • SOR/2015-111, s. 3.

[111 to 199 reserved]

PART 2CMVSS 213 — Child Restraint Systems

General

Marginal note:Interpretation

 In this Part, Test Method 213 means Test Method 213 — Child Restraint Systems (May 2012), published by the Department of Transport.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 22.
Marginal note:Restraint of torso and crotch

 Every child restraint system must, when the anthropomorphic test device is positioned in the restraint system in accordance with subsection 4.4.2 or 4.5.2 of Test Method 213,

  • (a) restrain the upper torso by means of

    • (i) in the case of a forward-facing restraint system,

      • (A) belts passing over each shoulder, or

      • (B) a fixed or movable surface that conforms to the requirements of section 211, or

    • (ii) in the case of a rear-facing restraint system, belts passing over each shoulder;

  • (b) restrain the lower torso by means of

    • (i) a pelvic restraint making an angle of at least 45° but not more than 90° with the seating surface of the restraint system at the pelvic restraint attachment points, or

    • (ii) a fixed or movable surface that conforms to the requirements of section 211; and

  • (c) in the case of a forward-facing restraint system, restrain the crotch by means of

    • (i) a crotch belt that is connectable to the pelvic restraint or to any other device used to restrain the lower torso, or

    • (ii) a fixed or movable surface that conforms to the requirements of section 211.

Marginal note:Means of securing forward-facing child restraint system
  •  (1) Every forward-facing child restraint system must be designed to be secured to a vehicle

    • (a) by means of a vehicle seat belt together with the tether strap provided with the restraint system, without using any other means of attachment; and

    • (b) by means of a lower connector system together with the tether strap provided with the restraint system, without using any other means of attachment.

  • Marginal note:Rear-facing child restraint system

    (2) Subject to subsection (3), every rear-facing child restraint system must be designed to be secured to a vehicle

    • (a) by means of a vehicle seat belt, without using any other means of attachment; and

    • (b) by means of a lower connector system, without using any other means of attachment.

  • Marginal note:Rear-facing child restraint system with tether strap

    (3) If a rear-facing child restraint system is equipped with a tether strap and the manufacturer recommends its use, the restraint system must be designed to be secured to a vehicle

    • (a) by means of the tether strap together with a vehicle seat belt, without using any other means of attachment; and

    • (b) by means of the tether strap together with a lower connector system, without using any other means of attachment.

Marginal note:Belts and movable surfaces designed to restrain a child

 Every belt or movable surface that is part of a child restraint system and that is designed to restrain a child must be adjustable to snugly fit a child whose mass and height are within the ranges indicated in the statement referred to in paragraph 218(1)(d), when the child is positioned in the restraint system in accordance with the instructions referred to in paragraph 220(1)(c) and the restraint system is adjusted in accordance with the instructions referred to in paragraph 220(1)(d).

Marginal note:Audible or visible indication

 Every child restraint system must provide a clear, audible indication when each connector in a lower connector system is securely attached to the lower universal anchorage system or a clear, visual indication that each connector is securely attached to the lower universal anchorage system.

Marginal note:Flammability

 Every child restraint system must be constructed only of materials that conform to the requirements of TSD 302.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 23.

Belt Buckles and Webbing

Marginal note:Conformity with TSD 209

 Every belt buckle and related piece of adjustment hardware and every tether strap attachment and related piece of adjustment hardware that are part of a child restraint system must conform to the requirements of S4.3(a)(2) and (b) of TSD 209.

Marginal note:Belt buckles

 Every belt buckle that is fitted on a belt designed to restrain a child in a child restraint system must

  • (a) under the conditions set out in section 3 of Test Method 213,

    • (i) not release when any force of less than 40 N is applied, and

    • (ii) release when a force of at least 40 N but not more than 62 N is applied;

  • (b) under the conditions set out in section 5 of Test Method 213, release when a force of not more than 71 N is applied;

  • (c) conform to the requirements of S4.3(d)(2) of TSD 209, except that the surface area of a belt buckle designed for push-button application must be at least 385 mm2;

  • (d) conform to the requirements of S4.3(g) of TSD 209; and

  • (e) not release during the dynamic tests specified in section 4 of Test Method 213.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 24.
Marginal note:Webbing

 Any webbing that is designed to secure a child restraint system to a user-ready tether anchorage or to a lower universal anchorage system, or to restrain a child within the restraint system, must

  • (a) when tested in accordance with S5.1(b) of TSD 209, before being tested for resistance to abrasion as specified in S5.1(d) or S5.3(c) of TSD 209, for resistance to light as specified in S5.1(e) of TSD 209 or for resistance to micro-organisms as specified in S5.1(f) of TSD 209, have a breaking strength of

    • (i) at least 15 000 N, in the case of webbing designed to secure the restraint system to the user-ready tether anchorage or to the lower universal anchorage system, or

    • (ii) at least 11 000 N, in the case of webbing designed to restrain a child within the restraint system;

  • (b) when tested in accordance with S5.1(b) of TSD 209, after being tested for resistance to abrasion as specified in S5.1(d) or S5.3(c) of TSD 209, have a breaking strength of at least 75% of its initial breaking strength;

  • (c) conform to the requirements respecting breaking strength set out in S4.2(e) and (f) of TSD 209; and

  • (d) if contactable by the torso when the restraint system is tested in accordance with section 4 of Test Method 213, have a width of not less than 38 mm, measured as specified in S5.1(a) of TSD 209.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 16.

Contactable Surfaces

Marginal note:Contactable surfaces

 Every child restraint system must provide

  • (a) for the support of the child’s back, a continuous surface that is flat or concave and has an area of not less than 54 800 mm2; and

  • (b) for the support of the sides of the child’s torso, continuous surfaces that are flat or concave and have an area of not less than 30 500 mm2 each.

Marginal note:Prohibition

 A child restraint system must not have any surface directly in front of the child, unless the surface is designed to limit the forward movement of the child.

Marginal note:Cross-sections of surface

 Every horizontal cross-section of a surface of a child restraint system that is designed to limit the forward movement of a child must be flat or concave, and every vertical longitudinal cross-section of that surface must be flat or convex with a radius of curvature of the underlying structure of not less than 50 mm.

Marginal note:Rigid structural elements

 Any rigid structural element underlying a contactable surface of a child restraint system must not have

  • (a) a protrusion, with any padding or flexible overlay material removed, of more than 9.5 mm; or

  • (b) an exposed edge with a radius of less than 6.4 mm.

Marginal note:Surface contactable by head

 Every surface of a child restraint system that is contactable by the head of an anthropomorphic test device positioned in the restraint system in accordance with subsection 4.4.2 or 4.5.2 of Test Method 213 must be covered with slow-recovery, energy-absorbing material that, when tested in accordance with section 6 of Test Method 213, has

  • (a) a resistance of not less than 4 kPa but not more than 70 kPa at 25% of compression-deflection resistance;

  • (b) a thickness of not less than 12 mm, if the material has a resistance of not less than 12 kPa but not more than 70 kPa at 25% of compression-deflection resistance; and

  • (c) a thickness of not less than 19 mm, if the material has a resistance of not less than 4 kPa but less than 12 kPa at 25% of compression-deflection resistance.

Testing

Marginal note:Inversion testing

 A child restraint system that is subjected to an inversion test in accordance with section 7 of Test Method 213 must not fall out of the aircraft passenger seat belt, and the anthropomorphic test device must not fall out of the restraint system, at any time during the rotation or three-second immobilisation period referred to in that section.

Marginal note:Dynamic testing
  •  (1) A child restraint system that is subjected to a dynamic test in accordance with section 4 of Test Method 213 must, when in any adjustment position for which there is no warning under subparagraph 218(1)(e)(iii),

    • (a) exhibit no complete separation of any load-bearing structural element, and no partial separation exposing a surface with

      • (i) a protrusion of more than 9.5 mm, or

      • (ii) a radius of less than 6.4 mm;

    • (b) remain in the same adjustment position during the test as it was in immediately before the test began;

    • (c) except in the case of a restraint system tested with the anthropomorphic test device specified in subpart S, part 572, chapter V, title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations of the United States (revised as of October 1, 2012), limit the resultant acceleration at the location of the accelerometer mounted in the upper thorax of the anthropomorphic test device to not more than 60 g, except for intervals of not more than 3 ms;

    • (d) except in the case of a restraint system tested with the anthropomorphic test device specified in subpart S, part 572, chapter V, title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations of the United States (revised as of October 1, 2012), limit the resultant acceleration of the centre of gravity of the head of the anthropomorphic test device during the movement of the head towards the front of the vehicle to not more than 80 g, except for intervals of not more than 3 ms, unless it is established that any resultant acceleration above 80 g is caused by another part of the anthropomorphic test device striking its head;

    • (e) subject to subsection 216(2), limit the movement of the head of the anthropomorphic test device towards the rear of the restraint system by means of a continuous seat back that is an integral part of the restraint system; and

    • (f) subject to subsection 216(2), limit the rotation of the head of the anthropomorphic test device towards the rear of the restraint system, in its midsagittal plane, by means of a continuous seat back that is an integral part of the restraint system, so that the angle between the head and the torso is at no time during the test more than 45° as compared to the angle between the head and the torso prior to the test.

  • Marginal note:Continuous seat back

    (2) The continuous seat back referred to in paragraphs (1)(e) and (f) must have

    • (a) a height

      • (i) of at least 500 mm, in the case of a child restraint system recommended by the manufacturer for use by a child whose mass is 18 kg or less, or

      • (ii) of at least 560 mm, in the case of a child restraint system recommended by the manufacturer for use by a child whose mass is more than 18 kg; and

    • (b) a width of at least 200 mm, measured in the horizontal plane at the height specified in paragraph (a).

  • Marginal note:Measurement of height — paragraph (2)(a)

    (3) The height referred to in paragraph (2)(a) must be measured in a plane parallel to the surface of the seat back of the child restraint system and orthogonal to the vertical longitudinal plane passing through the longitudinal centreline of the restraint system, from the lowest point of the restraint system’s seating surface that is contacted by the buttocks of the seated anthropomorphic test device.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (4) Despite paragraph (2)(b), if the child restraint system provides surfaces for the support of the sides of the torso, and those surfaces extend at least 100 mm forward from the padded surface of the portion of the restraint system provided for the support of the head of the anthropomorphic test device, the restraint system may have a continuous seat back width of not less than 150 mm, measured in the horizontal plane at the height referred to in paragraph (2)(a).

  • Marginal note:Belt

    (5) Every belt that is part of a child restraint system and that is designed to restrain a child in the restraint system must not, when subjected to a dynamic test in accordance with section 4 of Test Method 213, impose on the anthropomorphic test device any loads that result from the mass of the restraint system or the mass of the seat back of the standard seat assembly.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 25.
Marginal note:Forward-facing child restraint system
  •  (1) A forward-facing child restraint system that is subjected to a dynamic test in accordance with section 4 of Test Method 213 must not, when in any adjustment position for which there is no warning under subparagraph 218(1)(e)(iii),

    • (a) except in the case of a restraint system tested with the anthropomorphic test device specified in subpart S, part 572, chapter V, title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations of the United States (revised as of October 1, 2012), allow any portion of the head of the anthropomorphic test device to pass through the vertical transverse plane — shown as the forward excursion limit in Figures 5 and 6 of Schedule 7 — that is 720 mm forward of the Z point on the standard seat assembly, measured along the SORL;

    • (b) except in the case of a restraint system tested with the anthropomorphic test device specified in subpart S, part 572, chapter V, title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations of the United States (revised as of October 1, 2012), allow either knee pivot point to pass through the vertical transverse plane — shown as the forward excursion limit in Figures 5 and 6 of Schedule 7 — that is 915 mm forward of the Z point on the standard seat assembly, measured along the SORL; and

    • (c) allow the angle between the restraint system’s back support surface and seating surface to be less than 45° at the completion of the test.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) A forward-facing child restraint system is not required to conform to the requirements of paragraphs 215(1)(e) and (f) if the target point located on either side of the head of the heaviest of the anthropomorphic test devices used in the dynamic test — other than an anthropomorphic test device specified in subpart I, N or S, part 572, chapter V, title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations of the United States (revised as of October 1, 2012) — and located on the transverse axis passing through the centre of mass of the device’s head and perpendicular to the head’s midsagittal plane is below a horizontal plane tangent to the top of the standard seat assembly when the anthropomorphic test device is positioned in the restraint system in accordance with subsection 4.4.2 or 4.5.2 of Test Method 213 and the restraint system is installed on the standard seat assembly in accordance with subsection 4.4.1 or 4.5.1 of Test Method 213.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 25.
Marginal note:Rear-facing child restraint system

 A rear-facing child restraint system that is subjected to a dynamic test in accordance with section 4 of Test Method 213 must, when in any adjustment position for which there is no warning under subparagraph 218(1)(e)(iii),

  • (a) retain the torso of the anthropomorphic test device within the restraint system, and not allow any portion of the target points on either side of the device’s head, located on the transverse axis passing through the centre of mass of the device’s head and perpendicular to the head’s midsagittal plane, to pass at any time, during or immediately after the test, either through the transverse orthogonal planes formed by the extension of the seat back frontal surface plane of the restraint system and by the plane that passes through the uppermost point of the restraint system, as shown in Figure 7 of Schedule 7, or through the vertical transverse plane passing through point X on the standard seat assembly, as shown in Figure 8 of Schedule 7; and

  • (b) not allow the angle between the vertical and the back and head support surface, measured 240 mm above the seating surface, to be more than 70° at any time during the test.

Information

Marginal note:Information
  •  (1) Every child restraint system must have stitched onto it, indelibly moulded into or onto it, or indelibly printed on a label affixed to it in a permanent manner, the following information:

    • (a) the name of the company that manufactured, imported or sold the restraint system and the address of its principal place of business;

    • (b) the model name and number of the restraint system;

    • (c) the date of manufacture of the restraint system, as shown in Schedule 5, with the year, month and day above the corresponding wording in both official languages;

    • (d) a statement indicating — in units based on the International System of Units followed by the corresponding imperial units in parentheses — the mass and height range of the children for whom the manufacturer recommends the restraint system when it is used in a forward-facing and, where applicable, a rear-facing position;

    • (e) a warning indicating

      • (i) if the restraint system can be used in a forward-facing position, that it must be secured to the vehicle as shown in the installation instructions by means of the tether strap provided with the restraint system and by either of the following means:

        • (A) a lower connector system, if the restraint system is installed in a seating position that is equipped with a lower universal anchorage system, or

        • (B) a vehicle seat belt, if the restraint system is installed in a seating position that is not equipped with a lower universal anchorage system,

      • (ii) if the restraint system can be used in a rear-facing position, that it must be secured to the vehicle as shown in the installation instructions by either of the following means and, if the restraint system is equipped with a tether strap and the manufacturer recommends its use, by means of the tether strap:

        • (A) a lower connector system, if the restraint system is installed in a seating position that is equipped with a lower universal anchorage system, or

        • (B) a vehicle seat belt, if the restraint system is installed in a seating position that is not equipped with a lower universal anchorage system,

      • (iii) if the restraint system is not designed to be used at certain adjustment positions, that those adjustment positions must not be used,

      • (iv) if the restraint system is equipped with belts for restraining a child, that the belts must be snugly adjusted around the child, and

      • (v) if the restraint system is equipped with a fixed or movable surface for restraining the child and also requires the use of belts to restrain the child, that the surface alone is not sufficient to restrain the child;

    • (f) if the restraint system can be used in a forward-facing position, an installation diagram that shows the restraint system

      • (i) installed in a forward-facing position as recommended by the manufacturer in a seating position that is equipped only with a lap belt, and secured to the vehicle by means of the belt and by means of the tether strap,

      • (ii) installed in a forward-facing position as recommended by the manufacturer in a seating position that is equipped only with a continuous-loop lap and shoulder belt, and secured to the vehicle by means of the belt and by means of the tether strap, and

      • (iii) installed in a forward-facing position as recommended by the manufacturer in a seating position that is equipped with a lower universal anchorage system, and secured to the vehicle by means of a lower connector system and by means of the tether strap; and

    • (g) if the restraint system can be used in a rear-facing position, an installation diagram that shows the restraint system

      • (i) installed in a rear-facing position as recommended by the manufacturer in a seating position that is equipped only with a lap belt, and secured to the vehicle by means of the belt and, if the restraint system is equipped with a tether strap and the manufacturer recommends its use, by means of the tether strap,

      • (ii) installed in a rear-facing position as recommended by the manufacturer in a seating position that is equipped only with a continuous-loop lap and shoulder belt, and secured to the vehicle by means of the belt and, if the restraint system is equipped with a tether strap and the manufacturer recommends its use, by means of the tether strap, and

      • (iii) installed in a rear-facing position as recommended by the manufacturer in a seating position that is equipped with a lower universal anchorage system, and secured to the vehicle by means of a lower connector system and, if the restraint system is equipped with a tether strap and the manufacturer recommends its use, by means of the tether strap.

  • Marginal note:Official languages and print size

    (2) The information referred to in subsection (1) must be in both official languages and in characters of at least 10 points, except for the words “year/année”, “month/mois” and “day/jour” under the date of manufacture, which may be in characters of at least 8 points.

  • Marginal note:Visibility of information

    (3) The information referred to in paragraphs (1)(d) to (g) must be fully visible at all times, even when the restraint system is occupied.

Marginal note:Warning — air bag
  •  (1) Every child restraint system that can be used in a rear-facing position must bear the air bag warning label shown in Schedule 6, and the label must conform to the requirements of that schedule.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) The label referred to in subsection (1) must be affixed in a permanent manner at either of the following locations and be fully visible to a person installing the restraint system:

    • (a) on the side of the restraint system that will face the right front passenger door when the restraint system is facing rearward; or

    • (b) at the location where the child’s head would rest or adjacent to that location.

Marginal note:Installation instructions
  •  (1) Every child restraint system must be accompanied by printed instructions, in both official languages, that set out a step-by-step procedure, including diagrams, for

    • (a) installing and securing the restraint system in a vehicle;

    • (b) installing the restraint system in an aircraft passenger seat referred to in subsection 2.1.2 of Test Method 213;

    • (c) positioning a child in the restraint system; and

    • (d) adjusting every part of the restraint system that is designed to restrain the child.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) The instructions referred to in paragraph (1)(a) must state that the restraint system, even when unoccupied, must be firmly secured to the vehicle.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (3) The instructions must

    • (a) specify the classes of vehicles, the seating positions and the types of vehicle seat belts with which the restraint system may or may not be used;

    • (b) specify that the restraint system may be used with a lower universal anchorage system; and

    • (c) explain the primary consequences of not following the warnings appearing on the restraint system.

  • Marginal note:Storage of instructions

    (4) Every child restraint system must have a place for the storage of instructions.

[221 to 299 reserved]

PART 3CMVSS 213.1 — Infant Restraint Systems

General

Marginal note:Interpretation

 In this Part, Test Method 213.1 means Test Method 213.1 — Infant Restraint Systems (May 2012), published by the Department of Transport.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 22.
Marginal note:Restraint system designed to face the rear

 Every infant restraint system must be designed to face the rear of the vehicle.

Marginal note:Restraint of torso

 Every infant restraint system must, when the anthropomorphic test device is positioned in the restraint system in accordance with subsection 4.5.2 or 4.6.2 of Test Method 213.1,

  • (a) restrain the upper torso by means of belts passing over each shoulder; and

  • (b) restrain the lower torso.

Marginal note:Means of securing restraint system
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), every infant restraint system must be designed to be secured to a vehicle

    • (a) by means of a vehicle seat belt in such a manner that the belt will not impose directly on the infant any loads that result from the mass of the restraint system, and without using any other means of attachment; and

    • (b) by means of a lower connector system, without using any other means of attachment.

  • Marginal note:Restraint system with tether strap

    (2) If an infant restraint system is equipped with a tether strap and the manufacturer recommends its use, the restraint system must be designed to be secured to a vehicle

    • (a) by means of the tether strap together with a vehicle seat belt in such a manner that the belt will not impose directly on the infant any loads that result from the mass of the restraint system, and without using any other means of attachment; and

    • (b) by means of the tether strap together with a lower connector system, without using any other means of attachment.

Marginal note:Restraint system with removable base

 If an infant restraint system is manufactured with a removable base and the seating component of the restraint system is designed to be used in a vehicle with or without the base, the restraint system must be equipped with a lower connector system on the base.

Marginal note:Part designed to restrain an infant

 Every part of an infant restraint system that is designed to restrain an infant must be adjustable to snugly fit an infant whose mass and height are within the ranges indicated in the statement referred to in paragraph 316(1)(d), when the infant is positioned in the restraint system in accordance with the instructions referred to in paragraph 318(1)(c) and the restraint system is adjusted in accordance with the instructions referred to in paragraph 318(1)(d).

Marginal note:Audible or visible indication

 Every infant restraint system must provide a clear, audible indication when each connector in a lower connector system is securely attached to the lower universal anchorage system or a clear, visual indication that each connector is securely attached to the lower universal anchorage system.

Marginal note:Flammability

 Every infant restraint system must be constructed only of materials that conform to the requirements of TSD 302.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 23.

Belt Buckles and Webbing

Marginal note:Conformity with TSD 209

 Every belt buckle and related piece of adjustment hardware and every tether strap attachment and related piece of adjustment hardware that are part of an infant restraint system must conform to the requirements of S4.3(a)(2) and (b) of TSD 209.

Marginal note:Belt buckles

 Every belt buckle that is fitted on a belt designed to restrain an infant in an infant restraint system must

  • (a) under the conditions set out in section 3 of Test Method 213.1,

    • (i) not release when any force of less than 40 N is applied, and

    • (ii) release when a force of at least 40 N but not more than 62 N is applied;

  • (b) under the conditions set out in section 5 of Test Method 213.1, release when a force of not more than 71 N is applied;

  • (c) conform to the requirements of S4.3(d)(2) of TSD 209, except that the surface area of a belt buckle designed for push-button application must be at least 385 mm2;

  • (d) conform to the requirements of S4.3(g) of TSD 209; and

  • (e) not release during the dynamic tests specified in section 4 of Test Method 213.1.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 24.
Marginal note:Webbing

 Any webbing that is designed to secure an infant restraint system to a user-ready tether anchorage or to a lower universal anchorage system, or to restrain an infant within the restraint system, must

  • (a) when tested in accordance with S5.1(b) of TSD 209, before being tested for resistance to abrasion as specified in S5.1(d) or S5.3(c) of TSD 209, for resistance to light as specified in S5.1(e) of TSD 209 or for resistance to micro-organisms as specified in S5.1(f) of TSD 209, have a breaking strength of

    • (i) at least 15 000 N in the case of webbing designed to secure the restraint system to the user-ready tether anchorage or to the lower universal anchorage system, or

    • (ii) at least 11 000 N in the case of webbing designed to restrain an infant within the restraint system;

  • (b) when tested in accordance with S5.1(b) of TSD 209, after being tested for resistance to abrasion as specified in S5.1(d) or S5.3(c) of TSD 209, have a breaking strength of at least 75% of its initial breaking strength;

  • (c) conform to the requirements respecting breaking strength set out in S4.2(e) and (f) of TSD 209; and

  • (d) if contactable by the torso when the restraint system is tested in accordance with section 4 of Test Method 213.1, have a width of not less than 38 mm, measured as specified in S5.1(a) of TSD 209.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 17.

Contactable Surfaces

Marginal note:Contactable surfaces

 Every infant restraint system must provide

  • (a) for the support of the infant’s back, a continuous surface that is flat or concave and has an area of not less than 54 800 mm2; and

  • (b) for the support of the sides of the infant’s torso, continuous surfaces that are flat or concave and have an area of not less than 30 500 mm2 each.

Marginal note:Rigid structural elements

 Any rigid structural element underlying a contactable surface of an infant restraint system must not have

  • (a) a protrusion, with any padding or flexible overlay material removed, of more than 9.5 mm; or

  • (b) an exposed edge with a radius of less than 6.4 mm.

Marginal note:Surface contactable by head

 Every surface of an infant restraint system that is contactable by the head of an anthropomorphic test device positioned in the restraint system in accordance with subsection 4.5.2 or 4.6.2 of Test Method 213.1 must be covered with slow-recovery, energy-absorbing material that, when tested in accordance with section 6 of Test Method 213.1, has

  • (a) a resistance of not less than 4 kPa but not more than 70 kPa at 25% of compression-deflection resistance;

  • (b) a thickness of not less than 12 mm, if the material has a resistance of not less than 12 kPa but not more than 70 kPa at 25% of compression-deflection resistance; and

  • (c) a thickness of not less than 19 mm, if the material has a resistance of not less than 4 kPa but less than 12 kPa at 25% of compression-deflection resistance.

Testing

Marginal note:Inversion testing

 An infant restraint system that is subjected to an inversion test in accordance with section 7 of Test Method 213.1 must not fall out of the aircraft passenger seat belt, and the anthropomorphic test device must not fall out of the restraint system, at any time during the rotation or three-second immobilization period referred to in that section.

Marginal note:Dynamic testing
  •  (1) An infant restraint system that is subjected to a dynamic test in accordance with section 4 of Test Method 213.1 must, if the adjustment position of each component of the restraint system is in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions,

    • (a) exhibit no complete separation of any load-bearing structural element, and no partial separation exposing a surface with

      • (i) a protrusion of more than 9.5 mm, or

      • (ii) a radius of less than 6.4 mm;

    • (b) remain in the same adjustment position during the test as it was in immediately before the test began, except that, if the restraint system has a means of automatically repositioning the seating surface to allow the anthropomorphic test device to move from a reclined position to a more upright position and back to a reclined position during the test, the seating surface does not have to remain in the same adjustment position during the test as it was in immediately before the test began;

    • (c) limit the resultant acceleration at the location of the accelerometer mounted in the upper thorax of the anthropomorphic test device to not more than 60 g, except for intervals of not more than 3 ms;

    • (d) limit the resultant acceleration of the centre of gravity of the head of the anthropomorphic test device during the movement of the head towards the front of the vehicle to not more than 80 g, except for intervals of not more than 3 ms, unless it is established that any resultant acceleration above 80 g is caused by another part of the anthropomorphic test device striking its head;

    • (e) retain the torso of the anthropomorphic test device within the restraint system, and not allow any portion of the target points on either side of the device’s head, located on the transverse axis passing through the centre of mass of the device’s head and perpendicular to the head’s midsagittal plane, to pass at any time, during or immediately after the test, either through the transverse orthogonal planes formed by the extension of the seat back frontal surface plane of the restraint system and by the plane that passes through the uppermost point of the restraint system, as shown in Figure 7 of Schedule 7, or through the vertical transverse plane passing through point X on the standard seat assembly, as shown in Figure 8 of Schedule 7;

    • (f) not allow the angle between the vertical and the back and head support surface, measured 240 mm above the seating surface, to be more than 70° at any time during the test;

    • (g) limit the movement of the head of the anthropomorphic test device towards the rear of the restraint system by means of a continuous seat back that is an integral part of the restraint system; and

    • (h) limit the rotation of the head of the anthropomorphic test device towards the rear of the restraint system, in its midsagittal plane, by means of a continuous seat back that is an integral part of the restraint system, so that the angle between the head and the torso is at no time during the test more than 45° as compared to the angle between the head and the torso prior to the test.

  • Marginal note:Dynamic testing — levelling device

    (2) An infant restraint system that is subjected to a dynamic test in accordance with section 4 of Test Method 213.1 must conform to the requirements of paragraphs (1)(a) and (b) if the restraint system is equipped with a levelling device and the adjustment position of each component of the restraint system, except the levelling device, is in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

  • Marginal note:Continuous seat back

    (3) The continuous seat back referred to in paragraphs (1)(g) and (h) must

    • (a) have a height of at least 500 mm;

    • (b) have a width of at least 200 mm, measured in the horizontal plane at the height specified in paragraph (a); and

    • (c) not impose any loads on the top of the head of the anthropomorphic test device during the dynamic test referred to in subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Measurement of height — paragraph (3)(a)

    (4) The height referred to in paragraph (3)(a) must be measured in a plane parallel to the surface of the seat back of the infant restraint system and orthogonal to the vertical longitudinal plane passing through the longitudinal centreline of the restraint system, from the lowest point of the restraint system’s seating surface that is contacted by the buttocks of the seated anthropomorphic test device.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (5) Despite paragraph (3)(b), if the infant restraint system provides surfaces for the support of the sides of the torso, and those surfaces extend at least 100 mm forward from the padded surface of the portion of the restraint system provided for the support of the head of the anthropomorphic test device, the restraint system may have a continuous seat back width of not less than 150 mm, measured in the horizontal plane at the height specified in paragraph (3)(a).

  • Marginal note:Restraint system with means of automatic repositioning

    (6) If an infant restraint system that has a means of automatically repositioning the seating surface is subjected, in any adjustment position, to a dynamic test in accordance with section 4 of Test Method 213.1, an opening that is exposed and larger than 6.4 mm before the test must not become smaller during the test as a result of the movement of the seating surface relative to the other parts of the restraint system.

Information

Marginal note:Information
  •  (1) Every infant restraint system must have stitched onto it, indelibly moulded into or onto it, or indelibly printed on a label affixed to it in a permanent manner, the following information:

    • (a) the name and principal place of business of the company that manufactured, imported or sold the restraint system;

    • (b) the model name and number of the restraint system;

    • (c) the date of manufacture of the restraint system, as shown in Schedule 5, with the year, month and day above the corresponding wording in both official languages;

    • (d) a statement indicating — in units based on the International System of Units followed by the corresponding imperial units in parentheses — the mass and height range of the infants for whom the manufacturer recommends the restraint system;

    • (e) a warning indicating

      • (i) that the restraint system must be used only in a forward-facing seating position equipped with a vehicle seat belt or a lower universal anchorage system,

      • (ii) that the restraint system must be in a rear-facing position when it is used for an infant,

      • (iii) that the restraint system must be secured to the vehicle as shown in the installation instructions by either of the following means and, if the restraint system is equipped with a tether strap and the manufacturer recommends its use, by means of the tether strap:

        • (A) a lower connector system, if the restraint system is installed in a seating position that is equipped with a lower universal anchorage system, or

        • (B) a vehicle seat belt, if the restraint system is installed in a seating position that is not equipped with a lower universal anchorage system, and

      • (iv) if the restraint system is equipped with belts for restraining an infant, that the belts must be snugly adjusted around the infant; and

    • (f) an installation diagram that shows the restraint system

      • (i) installed as recommended by the manufacturer in a seating position that is equipped only with a lap belt, and secured to the vehicle by means of the belt and, if the restraint system is equipped with a tether strap and the manufacturer recommends its use, by means of the tether strap,

      • (ii) installed as recommended by the manufacturer in a seating position that is equipped only with a continuous-loop lap and shoulder belt, and secured to the vehicle by means of the belt and, if the restraint system is equipped with a tether strap and the manufacturer recommends its use, by means of the tether strap, and

      • (iii) installed as recommended by the manufacturer in a seating position that is equipped with a lower universal anchorage system, and secured to the vehicle by means of a lower connector system and, if the restraint system is equipped with a tether strap and the manufacturer recommends its use, by means of the tether strap.

  • Marginal note:Official languages and print size

    (2) The information referred to in subsection (1) must be in both official languages and in characters of at least 10 points, except for the words “year/année”, “month/mois” and “day/jour” under the date of manufacture, which may be in characters of at least 8 points.

  • Marginal note:Visibility of information

    (3) The information referred to in paragraphs (1)(d) to (f) must be fully visible at all times, even when the restraint system is occupied, whether the restraint system is installed with or without a removable base.

Marginal note:Warning — air bag
  •  (1) Every infant restraint system must bear the air bag warning label shown in Schedule 6, and the label must conform to the requirements of that schedule.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) The label referred to in subsection (1) must be affixed in a permanent manner at either of the following locations and be fully visible to a person installing the restraint system:

    • (a) on the side of the restraint system that will face the right front passenger door when the restraint system is facing rearward; or

    • (b) at the location where the infant’s head would rest or adjacent to that location.

Marginal note:Installation instructions
  •  (1) Every infant restraint system must be accompanied by printed instructions, in both official languages, that set out a step-by-step procedure, including diagrams, for

    • (a) installing and securing the restraint system in a vehicle;

    • (b) installing the restraint system in an aircraft passenger seat referred to in subsection 2.1.2 of Test Method 213.1;

    • (c) positioning an infant in the restraint system; and

    • (d) adjusting every part of the restraint system that is designed to restrain the infant.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) The instructions referred to in paragraph (1)(a) must state that the restraint system, even when unoccupied, must be firmly secured to the vehicle.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (3) The instructions must

    • (a) specify the classes of vehicles, the seating positions and the types of vehicle seat belts with which the restraint system may or may not be used;

    • (b) specify that the restraint system may be used with a lower universal anchorage system;

    • (c) if the restraint system has a means of automatically repositioning the seating surface, specify that the ability of the restraint system to change position must not be impeded;

    • (d) explain the primary consequences of not following the warnings appearing on the restraint system; and

    • (e) if the restraint system is manufactured with a removable base and the seating component of the restraint system is designed to be used in a vehicle with or without the base, specify whether the restraint system must be used with or without the base when the restraint system is installed in an aircraft passenger seat.

  • Marginal note:Storage of instructions

    (4) Every infant restraint system must have a place for the storage of instructions.

[319 to 399 reserved]

PART 4CMVSS 213.2 — Booster Seats

General

Marginal note:Interpretation

 In this Part, Test Method 213.2 means Test Method 213.2 — Booster Seats (May 2012), published by the Department of Transport.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 22.
Marginal note:Means of securing booster seat
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), every booster seat must be designed to be secured to a vehicle

    • (a) by means of a vehicle seat belt, without using any other means of attachment; and

    • (b) if the booster seat is equipped with a lower connector system and the manufacturer recommends its use, by means of the lower connector system, without using any other means of attachment.

  • Marginal note:Booster seat with tether strap

    (2) If the booster seat is equipped with a tether strap and the manufacturer recommends its use, the booster seat must be designed to be secured to a vehicle

    • (a) by means of the tether strap together with a vehicle seat belt, without using any other means of attachment; and

    • (b) if the booster seat is equipped with a lower connector system and the manufacturer recommends its use, by means of the tether strap together with the lower connector system, without using any other means of attachment.

  • Marginal note:Forward movement of torso

    (3) A booster seat must not have any part that limits the forward movement of the torso during frontal impact.

Marginal note:Audible or visible indication

 Every booster seat that is equipped with a lower connector system must provide a clear, audible indication when each connector in a lower connector system is securely attached to the lower universal anchorage system or a clear, visual indication that each connector is securely attached to the lower universal anchorage system.

Marginal note:Flammability

 Every booster seat must be constructed only of materials that conform to the requirements of TSD 302.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 23.

Tether Strap Attachments and Webbing

Marginal note:Conformity with TSD 209

 Every tether strap attachment and related piece of adjustment hardware that is part of a booster seat must conform to the requirements of S4.3(a)(2) and (b) of TSD 209.

Marginal note:Webbing

 Any webbing that is designed to secure a booster seat to a user-ready tether anchorage or to a lower universal anchorage system must

  • (a) when tested in accordance with S5.1(b) of TSD 209, before being tested for resistance to abrasion as specified in S5.1(d) or S5.3(c) of TSD 209, for resistance to light as specified in S5.1(e) of TSD 209 or for resistance to micro-organisms as specified in S5.1(f) of TSD 209, have a breaking strength of at least 15 000 N;

  • (b) when tested in accordance with S5.1(b) of TSD 209, after being tested for resistance to abrasion as specified in S5.1(d) or S5.3(c) of TSD 209, have a breaking strength of at least 75% of its initial breaking strength; and

  • (c) conform to the requirements respecting breaking strength set out in S4.2(e) and (f) of TSD 209.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 18.

Contactable Surfaces

Marginal note:Rigid structural elements

 Any rigid structural element underlying a contactable surface of a booster seat must not have

  • (a) a protrusion, with any padding or flexible overlay material removed, of more than 9.5 mm; or

  • (b) an exposed edge with a radius of less than 6.4 mm.

Testing

Marginal note:Dynamic testing

 A booster seat that is subjected to a dynamic test in accordance with section 3 of Test Method 213.2 must, when in any adjustment position,

  • (a) exhibit no complete separation of any load-bearing structural element, and no partial separation exposing a surface with

    • (i) a protrusion of more than 9.5 mm, or

    • (ii) a radius of less than 6.4 mm;

  • (b) remain in the same adjustment position during the test as it was in immediately before the test began, except a component of the booster seat used to ensure that the vehicle seat belt is adjusted as recommended by the manufacturer;

  • (c) except in the case of a booster seat tested with the anthropomorphic test device specified in subpart S, part 572, chapter V, title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations of the United States (revised as of October 1, 2012), limit the resultant acceleration at the location of the accelerometer mounted in the upper thorax of the anthropomorphic test device to not more than 60 g, except for intervals of not more than 3 ms;

  • (d) except in the case of a booster seat tested with the anthropomorphic test device specified in subpart S, part 572, chapter V, title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations of the United States (revised as of October 1, 2012), limit the resultant acceleration of the centre of gravity of the head of the anthropomorphic test device during the movement of the head towards the front of the vehicle to not more than 80 g, except for intervals of not more than 3 ms, unless it is established that any resultant acceleration above 80 g is caused by another part of the anthropomorphic test device striking its head;

  • (e) except in the case of a booster seat tested with the anthropomorphic test device specified in subpart S, part 572, chapter V, title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations of the United States (revised as of October 1, 2012), not allow any portion of the head of the anthropomorphic test device to pass through the vertical transverse plane — shown as the forward excursion limit in Figures 5 and 6 of Schedule 7 — that is 813 mm forward of the Z point on the standard seat assembly, measured along the SORL; and

  • (f) except in the case of a booster seat tested with the anthropomorphic test device specified in subpart S, part 572, chapter V, title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations of the United States (revised as of October 1, 2012), not allow either knee pivot point to pass through the vertical transverse plane — shown as the forward excursion limit in Figures 5 and 6 of Schedule 7 — that is 915 mm forward of the Z point on the standard seat assembly, measured along the SORL.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 25.
Marginal note:Quasi-static test

 A booster seat that is subjected to a quasi-static test in accordance with section 4 of Test Method 213.2 must not deflect more than 25 mm.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 19.

Information

Marginal note:Information
  •  (1) Every booster seat must have stitched onto it, indelibly moulded into or onto it, or indelibly printed on a label affixed to it in a permanent manner, the following information:

    • (a) the name and principal place of business of the company that manufactured, imported or sold the booster seat;

    • (b) the model name and number of the booster seat;

    • (c) the date of manufacture of the booster seat, as shown in Schedule 5, with the year, month and day above the corresponding wording in both official languages;

    • (d) a statement indicating that the booster seat must be used only by persons whose mass is at least 18 kg;

    • (e) a statement indicating — in units based on the International System of Units followed by the corresponding imperial units in parentheses — the mass and height range of the persons for whom the manufacturer recommends the booster seat; and

    • (f) an installation diagram that shows the booster seat occupant restrained to the vehicle by means of a continuous-loop lap and shoulder belt and the booster seat installed as recommended by the manufacturer, and

      • (i) if the booster seat is equipped with a tether strap and the manufacturer recommends its use, the booster seat secured to the vehicle by means of the tether strap, and

      • (ii) if the booster seat is equipped with a lower connector system and the manufacturer recommends its use, the booster seat secured to the vehicle by means of the lower connector system.

  • Marginal note:Official languages and print size

    (2) The information referred to in subsection (1) must be in both official languages and in characters of at least 10 points, except for the words “year/année”, “month/mois” and “day/jour” under the date of manufacture, which may be in characters of at least 8 points.

  • Marginal note:Visibility of information

    (3) The information referred to in paragraphs (1)(d) to (f) must be fully visible at all times, even when the booster seat is occupied.

Marginal note:Installation instructions
  •  (1) Every booster seat must be accompanied by printed instructions, in both official languages, that set out a step-by-step procedure, including diagrams, for

    • (a) installing and securing the booster seat in a vehicle;

    • (b) positioning a person in the booster seat; and

    • (c) adjusting every part of the booster seat.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) The instructions referred to in paragraph (1)(a) must state that the booster seat, even when unoccupied, must be firmly secured to the vehicle.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (3) The instructions must

    • (a) specify the classes of vehicles, the seating positions and the types of vehicle seat belts with which the booster seat may or may not be used;

    • (b) specify whether the booster seat may be used with a lower universal anchorage system; and

    • (c) explain the primary consequences of not following the warnings appearing on the booster seat.

  • Marginal note:Storage of instructions

    (4) Every booster seat must have a place for the storage of instructions.

[411 to 499 reserved]

PART 5CMVSS 213.3 — Restraint Systems for Disabled Persons

General

Marginal note:Interpretation

 In this Part, Test Method 213.3 means Test Method 213.3 — Restraint Systems for Disabled Persons (May 2012), published by the Department of Transport.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 22.
Marginal note:Restraint of torso and crotch

 Every restraint system for disabled persons must

  • (a) restrain the upper torso by means of

    • (i) in the case of a forward-facing restraint system,

      • (A) belts passing over each shoulder, or

      • (B) a fixed or movable surface that conforms to the requirements of section 514, or

    • (ii) in the case of a rear-facing restraint system, belts passing over each shoulder;

  • (b) restrain the lower torso by means of

    • (i) a pelvic restraint making an angle of at least 45° but not more than 90° with the seating surface of the restraint system at the pelvic restraint attachment points, or

    • (ii) a fixed or movable surface that conforms to the requirements of section 514; and

  • (c) in the case of a forward-facing restraint system, restrain the crotch by means of

    • (i) a crotch belt that is connectable to the pelvic restraint or to any other device used to restrain the lower torso, or

    • (ii) a fixed or movable surface that conforms to the requirements of section 514.

Marginal note:Means of securing restraint system
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), every mass-produced restraint system for disabled persons must be designed to be secured to a vehicle

    • (a) by means of a vehicle seat belt, without using any other means of attachment; and

    • (b) if the restraint system is equipped with a lower connector system and the manufacturer recommends its use, by means of the lower connector system, without using any other means of attachment.

  • Marginal note:Restraint system with tether strap

    (2) If the mass-produced restraint system for disabled persons is equipped with a tether strap and the manufacturer recommends its use, the restraint system must be designed to be secured to a vehicle

    • (a) by means of the tether strap together with a vehicle seat belt, without using any other means of attachment; and

    • (b) if the restraint system is equipped with a lower connector system and the manufacturer recommends its use, by means of the tether strap together with the lower connector system, without using any other means of attachment.

Marginal note:Audible or visible indication

 Every mass-produced restraint system for disabled persons that is equipped with a lower connector system must provide a clear, audible indication when each connector in a lower connector system is securely attached to the lower universal anchorage system or a clear, visual indication that each connector is securely attached to the lower universal anchorage system.

Marginal note:Custom restraint system
  •  (1) Every custom restraint system for a disabled person, other than a custom restraint system for a disabled person that is designed to be used only in school buses, must be designed to be secured to a vehicle by means of a vehicle seat belt together with the tether strap provided with the restraint system, without using any other means of attachment.

  • Marginal note:Custom restraint system — school buses

    (2) Every custom restraint system for a disabled person that is designed to be used only in school buses must be designed to be secured to a school bus by either or both of the following means:

    • (a) a vehicle seat belt together with the tether strap provided with the restraint system, without using any other means of attachment; and

    • (b) belts that wrap around a school bus seat or seat back, without using any other means of attachment.

Marginal note:Flammability

 Every restraint system for disabled persons must be constructed only of materials that conform to the requirements of TSD 302.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 23.

Belts, Buckles and Webbing

Marginal note:Belts

 Every belt that is part of a restraint system for disabled persons and that is designed to restrain a disabled person must not impose on the person any loads that result from the mass of the restraint system.

Marginal note:Release mechanism of a belt

 Every release mechanism of a belt used in a restraint system for disabled persons must

  • (a) be easy to locate and to operate and be readily accessible to a person assisting the disabled person;

  • (b) be designed to minimize the possibility of accidental release; and

  • (c) not be of the hook and loop fastener type (for example, a Velcro-type fastener).

Marginal note:Conformity with TSD 209

 Every belt buckle and related piece of adjustment hardware and every tether strap attachment and related piece of adjustment hardware that are part of a restraint system for disabled persons must conform to the requirements of S4.3(a)(2) and (b) of TSD 209.

Marginal note:Belts or movable surfaces designed to restrain a person — mass-produced restraint systems

 Every belt or movable surface that is part of a mass-produced restraint system for disabled persons and that is designed to restrain a disabled person must be adjustable to snugly fit a person whose mass and height are within the ranges indicated in the statement referred to in paragraph 521(1)(d), when the person is positioned in the restraint system in accordance with the instructions referred to in paragraph 524(1)(b) and the restraint system is adjusted in accordance with the instructions referred to in paragraph 524(1)(c).

Marginal note:Belt buckles — mass-produced restraint systems

 Every belt buckle that is fitted on a belt designed to restrain a disabled person in a mass-produced restraint system for disabled persons must

  • (a) under the conditions set out in section 3 of Test Method 213.3,

    • (i) not release when any force of less than 40 N is applied, and

    • (ii) release when a force of at least 40 N but not more than 62 N is applied;

  • (b) under the conditions set out in section 5 of Test Method 213.3, release when a force of not more than 71 N is applied;

  • (c) conform to the requirements of S4.3(d)(2) of TSD 209, except that the surface area of a belt buckle designed for push-button application must be at least 385 mm2;

  • (d) conform to the requirements of S4.3(g) of TSD 209; and

  • (e) not release during the dynamic tests specified in section 4 of Test Method 213.3.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 24.
Marginal note:Belt buckles — custom restraint systems

 Every belt buckle that is fitted on a belt designed to restrain a disabled person in a custom restraint system for a disabled person must

  • (a) under the conditions set out in section 6 of Test Method 213.3,

    • (i) not release when any force of less than 40 N is applied, and

    • (ii) release when a force of at least 40 N but not more than 71 N is applied;

  • (b) conform to the requirements of S4.3(d)(2) of TSD 209, except that the surface area of a belt buckle designed for push-button application must be at least 385 mm2; and

  • (c) conform to the requirements of S4.3(g) of TSD 209.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 24.
Marginal note:Webbing

 Any webbing that is designed to secure a restraint system for disabled persons to a user-ready tether anchorage or to a lower universal anchorage system, or to restrain a disabled person within the restraint system, must

  • (a) when tested in accordance with S5.1(b) of TSD 209, before being tested for resistance to abrasion as specified in S5.1(d) or S5.3(c) of TSD 209, for resistance to light as specified in S5.1(e) of TSD 209 or for resistance to micro-organisms as specified in S5.1(f) of TSD 209, have a breaking strength of

    • (i) at least 15 000 N, in the case of webbing designed to secure the restraint system to the user-ready tether anchorage or to the lower universal anchorage system, or

    • (ii) at least 11 000 N, in the case of webbing designed to restrain a disabled person within the restraint system;

  • (b) when tested in accordance with S5.1(b) of TSD 209, after being tested for resistance to abrasion as specified in S5.1(d) or S5.3(c) of TSD 209, have a breaking strength of at least 75% of its initial breaking strength;

  • (c) conform to the requirements respecting breaking strength set out in S4.2(e) and (f) of TSD 209;

  • (d) in the case of a custom restraint system for a disabled person, have a width of not less than 38 mm, measured as specified in S5.1(a) of TSD 209, if contactable by the torso of a disabled person when the person is positioned in the restraint system; and

  • (e) in the case of a mass-produced restraint system for disabled persons, have a width of not less than 38 mm, measured as specified in S5.1(a) of TSD 209, if contactable by the torso of a disabled person when the person is positioned in the restraint system in accordance with the instructions referred to in paragraph 524(1)(b) and the restraint system is adjusted in accordance with the instructions referred to in paragraph 524(1)(c).

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 20.

Contactable Surfaces

Marginal note:Removable surfaces

 A surface of a restraint system for disabled persons that is placed in front of the disabled person must be removable when the restraint system is installed in a vehicle, unless the surface is designed to restrain the person.

Marginal note:Cross-sections of surface

 Every horizontal cross-section of a surface of a restraint system for disabled persons that is designed to limit the forward movement of a disabled person must be flat or concave, and every vertical longitudinal cross-section of that surface must be flat or convex with a radius of curvature of the underlying structure of not less than 50 mm.

Marginal note:Rigid structural elements

 Any rigid structural element underlying a contactable surface of a restraint system for disabled persons must not have

  • (a) a protrusion, with any padding or flexible overlay material removed, of more than 9.5 mm; or

  • (b) an exposed edge with a radius of less than 6.4 mm.

Marginal note:Surface contactable by head — custom restraint system for a disabled person
  •  (1) Every surface of a custom restraint system for a disabled person that is contactable by the head of a disabled person when the person is positioned in the restraint system must be covered with slow-recovery, energy-absorbing material that, when tested in accordance with section 7 of Test Method 213.3, has

    • (a) a resistance of not less than 4 kPa but not more than 70 kPa at 25% of compression-deflection resistance;

    • (b) a thickness of not less than 12 mm, if the material has a resistance of not less than 12 kPa but not more than 70 kPa at 25% of compression-deflection resistance; and

    • (c) a thickness of not less than 19 mm, if the material has a resistance of not less than 4 kPa but less than 12 kPa at 25% of compression-deflection resistance.

  • Marginal note:Surface contactable by head — mass-produced restraint system for disabled persons

    (2) Every surface of a mass-produced restraint system for disabled persons that is contactable by the head of a disabled person when the person is positioned in the restraint system in accordance with the instructions referred to in paragraph 524(1)(b) and the restraint system is adjusted in accordance with the instructions referred to in paragraph 524(1)(c) must be covered with slow-recovery, energy-absorbing material that, when tested in accordance with section 7 of Test Method 213.3, has

    • (a) a resistance of not less than 4 kPa but not more than 70 kPa at 25% of compression-deflection resistance;

    • (b) a thickness of not less than 12 mm, if the material has a resistance of not less than 12 kPa but not more than 70 kPa at 25% of compression-deflection resistance; and

    • (c) a thickness of not less than 19 mm, if the material has a resistance of not less than 4 kPa but less than 12 kPa at 25% of compression-deflection resistance.

Testing

Marginal note:Inversion testing

 If a restraint system for disabled persons is designed to be used in an aircraft, it must, when subjected to an inversion test in accordance with section 8 of Test Method 213.3, conform to the following requirements:

  • (a) the restraint system must not fall out of the aircraft passenger seat belt at any time during the rotation or three-second immobilization period referred to in that section; and

  • (b) the anthropomorphic test device must not fall out of the restraint system at any time during the rotation or three-second immobilization period referred to in that section.

Marginal note:Dynamic testing
  •  (1) A mass-produced restraint system for disabled persons that is subjected to a dynamic test in accordance with section 4 of Test Method 213.3 must, when in any adjustment position for which there is no warning under subparagraph 521(1)(f)(ii),

    • (a) exhibit no complete separation of any load-bearing structural element, and no partial separation exposing a surface with

      • (i) a protrusion of more than 9.5 mm, or

      • (ii) a radius of less than 6.4 mm;

    • (b) remain in the same adjustment position during the test as it was in immediately before the test;

    • (c) except in the case of a restraint system tested with the anthropomorphic test device specified in subpart S, part 572, chapter V, title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations of the United States (revised as of October 1, 2012), limit the resultant acceleration at the location of the accelerometer mounted in the upper thorax of the anthropomorphic test device to not more than 60 g, except for intervals of not more than 3 ms; and

    • (d) except in the case of a restraint system tested with the anthropomorphic test device specified in subpart S, part 572, chapter V, title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations of the United States (revised as of October 1, 2012), limit the resultant acceleration of the centre of gravity of the head of the anthropomorphic test device during the movement of the head towards the front of the vehicle to not more than 80 g, except for intervals of not more than 3 ms, unless it is established that any resultant acceleration above 80 g is caused by another part of the anthropomorphic test device striking its head.

  • Marginal note:Dynamic testing — levelling device

    (2) A rear-facing mass-produced restraint system for disabled persons that is subjected to a dynamic test in accordance with section 4 of Test Method 213.3 must conform to the requirements of paragraphs (1)(a) and (b) if the restraint system is equipped with a levelling device and

    • (a) the adjustment position of the levelling device is not in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions; and

    • (b) the other components of the restraint system are in any adjustment position for which there is no warning under subparagraph 521(1)(f)(ii).

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 25.
Marginal note:Forward-facing mass-produced restraint system

 A forward-facing mass-produced restraint system for disabled persons that is subjected to a dynamic test in accordance with section 4 of Test Method 213.3 must not, when in any adjustment position for which there is no warning under subparagraph 521(1)(f)(ii),

  • (a) except in the case of a restraint system tested with the anthropomorphic test device specified in subpart S, part 572, chapter V, title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations of the United States (revised as of October 1, 2012), allow any portion of the head of the anthropomorphic test device to pass through the vertical transverse plane — shown as the forward excursion limit in Figures 5 and 6 of Schedule 7 — that, measured along the SORL, is

    • (i) 720 mm forward of the Z point on the standard seat assembly in the case of a restraint system designed to be used by a person whose mass is not more than 30 kg, and

    • (ii) 813 mm forward of the Z point on the standard seat assembly for a restraint system designed to be used by a person whose mass is more than 30 kg;

  • (b) except in the case of a restraint system tested with the anthropomorphic test device specified in subpart S, part 572, chapter V, title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations of the United States (revised as of October 1, 2012), allow either knee pivot point to pass through the vertical transverse plane — shown as the forward excursion limit in Figures 5 and 6 of Schedule 7 — that is 915 mm forward of the Z point on the standard seat assembly, measured along the SORL; and

  • (c) allow the angle between the restraint system’s back support surface and seating surface to be less than 45° at the completion of the test.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 25.
Marginal note:Rear-facing mass-produced restraint system

 A rear-facing mass-produced restraint system for disabled persons that is subjected to a dynamic test in accordance with section 4 of Test Method 213.3 must, when in any adjustment position for which there is no warning under subparagraph 521(1)(f)(ii),

  • (a) retain the torso of the anthropomorphic test device within the restraint system, and not allow any portion of the target points on either side of the device’s head, located on the transverse axis passing through the centre of mass of the device’s head and perpendicular to the head’s midsagittal plane, to pass at any time, during or immediately after the test, either through the transverse orthogonal planes formed by the extension of the seat back frontal surface plane of the restraint system and by the plane that passes through the uppermost point of the restraint system, as shown in Figure 7 of Schedule 7, or through the vertical transverse plane passing through point X on the standard seat assembly, as shown in Figure 8 of Schedule 7; and

  • (b) not allow the angle between the vertical and the back and head support surface, measured 240 mm above the seating surface, to be more than 70° at any time during the test.

Information

Marginal note:Information — mass-produced restraint systems
  •  (1) Every mass-produced restraint system for disabled persons must have stitched onto it, indelibly moulded into or onto it, or indelibly printed on a label affixed to it in a permanent manner, the following information:

    • (a) the name and principal place of business of the company that manufactured, imported or sold the restraint system;

    • (b) the model name and number of the restraint system;

    • (c) the date of manufacture of the restraint system, as shown in Schedule 5, with the year, month and day above the corresponding wording in both official languages;

    • (d) a statement indicating — in units based on the International System of Units followed by the corresponding imperial units in parentheses — the mass and height range of the persons for whom the manufacturer recommends the restraint system when it is used in a forward-facing and, where applicable, a rear-facing position;

    • (e) a statement indicating whether the restraint system conforms to the inversion test requirements referred to in section 517;

    • (f) a warning indicating

      • (i) that the restraint system is designed for use by a disabled person,

      • (ii) if the restraint system is not designed to be used at certain adjustment positions or with trays or tables or certain webbing assemblies, that those adjustment positions, trays, tables or webbing assemblies must not be used,

      • (iii) if the restraint system is equipped with a lower connector system and is to be used by a disabled person with a mass of 30 kg or less, that the restraint system must be secured to the vehicle as shown in the installation instructions by either of the following means and, if the restraint system is equipped with a tether strap and the manufacturer recommends its use, by means of the tether strap:

        • (A) the lower connector system, if the restraint system is installed in a seating position that is equipped with a lower universal anchorage system, or

        • (B) a vehicle seat belt, if the restraint system is installed in a seating position that is not equipped with a lower universal anchorage system,

      • (iv) if the restraint system is equipped with a lower connector system or a tether strap and is to be used by a disabled person with a mass of more than 30 kg, that the restraint system must be secured to the vehicle by means of a vehicle seat belt only,

      • (v) if the restraint system is not equipped with a lower connector system, that the restraint system must be secured to the vehicle as shown in the installation instruction by means of a vehicle seat belt and, if the restraint system is equipped with a tether strap and the manufacturer recommends its use, by means of the tether strap,

      • (vi) if the restraint system is equipped with belts for restraining a disabled person, that the belts provided with the restraint system must be snugly adjusted around the person, and

      • (vii) if the restraint system is equipped with a fixed or movable surface for restraining the disabled person and belts for restraining the disabled person, that the surface alone is not sufficient to restrain the person; and

    • (g) an installation diagram that shows the restraint system

      • (i) installed as recommended by the manufacturer in a seating position that is equipped only with a lap belt and secured to the vehicle by means of the belt and, if the restraint system is equipped with a tether strap and the manufacturer recommends its use, by means of the tether strap,

      • (ii) installed as recommended by the manufacturer in a seating position that is equipped only with a continuous-loop lap and shoulder belt, and secured to the vehicle by means of the belt and, if the restraint system is equipped with a tether strap and the manufacturer recommends its use, by means of the tether strap, and

      • (iii) if the restraint system is equipped with a lower connector system, installed as recommended by the manufacturer in a seating position that is equipped with a lower universal anchorage system, and secured to the vehicle by means of the lower connector system and, if the restraint system is equipped with a tether strap and the manufacturer recommends its use, by means of the tether strap.

  • Marginal note:Official languages and print size

    (2) The information referred to in subsection (1) must be in both official languages and in characters of at least 10 points, except for the words “year/année”, “month/mois” and “day/jour” under the date of manufacture, which may be in characters of at least 8 points.

  • Marginal note:Visibility of information

    (3) The information referred to in paragraphs (1)(d) to (g) must be fully visible at all times, even when the restraint system is occupied.

Marginal note:Warning — school buses
  •  (1) Every custom restraint system for a disabled person that is designed to be used only in school buses must bear the school bus restraint system warning label shown in Schedule 6, and the label must conform to the requirements of that schedule.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) The label referred to in subsection (1) must be affixed in a permanent manner and be fully visible.

Marginal note:Information — custom restraint systems

 Every custom restraint system for a disabled person must be accompanied by a document, in both official languages, that contains the following information:

  • (a) a statement that the restraint system must be used only by the person for whom the restraint system was designed;

  • (b) the name and principal place of business of the company that manufactured, imported or sold the restraint system;

  • (c) the date of manufacture of the restraint system, as shown in Schedule 5, with the year, month and day above the corresponding wording in both official languages;

  • (d) except in the case of a custom restraint system for a disabled person that is designed to be used only in school buses, a statement that the restraint system conforms to the prescribed standards applicable on the date of manufacture;

  • (e) a statement indicating whether the restraint system conforms to the inversion test requirements referred to in section 517;

  • (f) if the restraint system is designed to be used with a tether strap, a statement that the tether strap must be properly attached to the vehicle and indicating how to attach the tether strap;

  • (g) a warning indicating

    • (i) if the restraint system is not designed to be used at certain adjustment positions or with trays or tables or certain webbing assemblies, that those adjustment positions, trays, tables or webbing assemblies must not be used,

    • (ii) if the restraint system has a belt with a hook and loop fastener (for example, a Velcro-type fastener) that is designed to restrain a disabled person, that the fastener alone is not sufficient to restrain the disabled person, and that only belts that include buckles must be used to restrain the person, and

    • (iii) if the restraint system is designed to restrain a disabled person by means of a fixed or movable surface and by means of belts, that the surface alone is not sufficient to restrain the person.

Marginal note:Installation instructions
  •  (1) Every mass-produced restraint system for disabled persons must be accompanied by printed instructions, in both official languages, that set out a step-by-step procedure, including diagrams, for

    • (a) installing and securing the restraint system in a vehicle;

    • (b) positioning a disabled person in the restraint system; and

    • (c) adjusting every part of the restraint system that is designed to restrain the person.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) The instructions referred to in paragraph (1)(a) must state that the restraint system, even when unoccupied, must be firmly secured to the vehicle.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (3) The instructions must

    • (a) specify the classes of vehicles, the seating positions and the types of vehicle seat belts with which the restraint system may or may not be used;

    • (b) specify whether the restraint system may be used with a lower universal anchorage system;

    • (c) explain the primary consequences of not following the warnings appearing on the restraint system;

    • (d) if the restraint system conforms to the inversion test requirements of section 517, provide a step-by-step procedure, including diagrams, for installing the restraint system in an aircraft passenger seat referred to in subsection 2.1.2 of Test Method 213.3, for restraining a disabled person in the restraint system when it is installed in the seat, and for adjusting the restraint system to fit the person; and

    • (e) if the restraint system conforms to the inversion test requirements of section 517 and is manufactured with a removable base, and the seating component of the restraint system is designed to be used in a vehicle with or without the base, specify whether the restraint system must be used with or without the base in an aircraft passenger seat.

  • Marginal note:Storage of instructions

    (4) Every mass-produced restraint system for disabled persons must have a place for the storage of instructions.

[525 to 599 reserved]

PART 6CMVSS 213.5 — Restraint Systems for Infants with Special Needs

General

Marginal note:Interpretation

 In this Part, Test Method 213.5 means Test Method 213.5 — Restraint Systems for Infants with Special Needs (May 2012), published by the Department of Transport.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 22.
Marginal note:Restraint system designed to face the rear

 Every restraint system for infants with special needs must be designed to face the rear of the vehicle, except that a car bed must be designed to rest on the vehicle’s rear bench seat so that its longitudinal axis is perpendicular to the vertical longitudinal plane passing through the longitudinal axis of the vehicle.

Marginal note:Torso restraint

 Every restraint system for infants with special needs must, when the anthropomorphic test device is positioned in the restraint system in accordance with, in the case of a car bed, subsection 4.5.2 or 4.6.2 of Test Method 213.5 or, in the case of all other restraint systems for infants with special needs, subsection 4.5.3 or 4.6.3 of Test Method 213.5,

  • (a) restrain the upper torso by means of belts passing over each shoulder; and

  • (b) restrain the lower torso.

Marginal note:Means of securing restraint system
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), every restraint system for infants with special needs must be designed to be secured to a vehicle

    • (a) by means of a vehicle seat belt in such a manner that the belt will not impose directly on the infant any loads that result from the mass of the restraint system, and without using any other means of attachment; and

    • (b) if the restraint system is equipped with a lower connector system, by means of the lower connector system, without using any other means of attachment.

  • Marginal note:Restraint system with tether strap

    (2) If a restraint system for infants with special needs is equipped with a tether strap and the manufacturer recommends its use, the restraint system must be designed to be secured to a vehicle

    • (a) by means of the tether strap together with a vehicle seat belt in such a manner that the belt will not impose directly on the infant any loads that result from the mass of the restraint system, and without using any other means of attachment; and

    • (b) if the restraint system is equipped with a lower connector system, by means of the tether strap together with the lower connector system, without using any other means of attachment.

Marginal note:Restraint system with removable base

 If a restraint system for infants with special needs is equipped with a lower connector system and is manufactured with a removable base, and the seating component of the restraint system is designed to be used in a vehicle with or without the base, the restraint system must be equipped with the lower connector system on the base.

Marginal note:Car bed

 Every car bed must

  • (a) provide restraint against the sideways movement of the infant’s head towards the front of the vehicle by means of a head restraint; and

  • (b) have, in the shell of the car bed, a means of minimizing, when the car bed is installed in a vehicle in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, any loads to the top of the infant’s head in case of a side impact.

Marginal note:Restraint system to be adjustable

 Every part of a restraint system for infants with special needs that is designed to restrain an infant must be adjustable to snugly fit an infant whose mass and height are within the ranges indicated in the statement referred to in paragraph 616(1)(d), when the infant is positioned in the restraint system in accordance with the instructions referred to in paragraph 618(1)(b) and the restraint system is adjusted in accordance with the instructions referred to in paragraph 618(1)(c).

Marginal note:Audible or visible indication

 A restraint system for infants with special needs that is equipped with a lower connector system must provide a clear, audible indication when each connector in a lower connector system is securely attached to the lower universal anchorage system or a clear, visual indication that each connector is securely attached to the lower universal anchorage system.

Marginal note:Flammability

 Every restraint system for infants with special needs must be constructed only of materials that conform to the requirements of TSD 302.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 23.

Belt Buckles and Webbing

Marginal note:Conformity with TSD 209

 Every belt buckle and related piece of adjustment hardware and every tether strap attachment and related piece of adjustment hardware that are part of a restraint system for infants with special needs must conform to the requirements of S4.3(a)(2) and (b) of TSD 209.

Marginal note:Belt buckles

 Every belt buckle that is fitted on a belt designed to restrain an infant in a restraint system for infants with special needs must

  • (a) under the conditions set out in section 3 of Test Method 213.5,

    • (i) not release when any force of less than 40 N is applied, and

    • (ii) release when a force of at least 40 N but not more than 62 N is applied;

  • (b) under the conditions set out in section 5 of Test Method 213.5, release when a force of not more than 71 N is applied;

  • (c) conform to the requirements of S4.3(d)(2) of TSD 209, except that the surface area of a belt buckle designed for push-button application must be at least 385 mm2;

  • (d) conform to the requirements of S4.3(g) of TSD 209; and

  • (e) not release during the dynamic tests specified in section 4 of Test Method 213.5.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 24.
Marginal note:Webbing

 Any webbing that is designed to secure a restraint system for infants with special needs to a user-ready tether anchorage or to a lower universal anchorage system, or to restrain an infant with special needs within the restraint system, must

  • (a) when tested in accordance with S5.1(b) of TSD 209, before being tested for resistance to abrasion as specified in S5.1(d) or S5.3(c) of TSD 209, for resistance to light as specified in S5.1(e) of TSD 209 or for resistance to micro-organisms as specified in S5.1(f) of TSD 209, have a breaking strength of

    • (i) at least 15 000 N, in the case of webbing designed to secure the restraint system to the user-ready tether anchorage or to the lower universal anchorage system, or

    • (ii) at least 11 000 N, in the case of webbing designed to restrain an infant with special needs within the restraint system;

  • (b) when tested in accordance with S5.1(b) of TSD 209, after being tested for resistance to abrasion as specified in S5.1(d) or S5.3(c) of TSD 209, have a breaking strength of at least 75% of its initial breaking strength;

  • (c) conform to the requirements respecting breaking strength set out in S4.2(e) and (f) of TSD 209; and

  • (d) if contactable by the torso when the restraint system is tested in accordance with section 4 of Test Method 213.5, have a width of not less than 38 mm, measured as specified in S5.1(a) of TSD 209.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 21.

Contactable Surfaces

Marginal note:Contactable surfaces
  •  (1) Every restraint system for infants with special needs, other than a car bed must provide

    • (a) for the support of the infant’s back, a continuous surface that is flat or concave and has an area of not less than 54 800 mm2; and

    • (b) for the support of the sides of the infant’s torso, continuous surfaces that are flat or concave and have an area of not less than 30 500 mm2 each.

  • Marginal note:Contactable surfaces — car bed

    (2) Every car bed must provide

    • (a) for the support of the infant’s back and legs, a continuous surface that is flat or concave and has an area of not less than 71 250 mm2; and

    • (b) for the support of the sides of the infant’s torso and legs, continuous surfaces that are flat or concave and have an area of not less than 39 650 mm2 each.

Marginal note:Rigid structural elements

 Any rigid structural element underlying a contactable surface of a restraint system for infants with special needs must not have

  • (a) a protrusion, with any padding or flexible overlay material removed, of more than 9.5 mm; or

  • (b) an exposed edge with a radius of less than 6.4 mm.

Marginal note:Surface contactable by head

 Every surface of a restraint system for infants with special needs that is contactable by the head of an anthropomorphic test device positioned in the restraint system in accordance with, in the case of a car bed, subsection 4.5.2 or 4.6.2 of Test Method 213.5 or, in the case of all other restraint systems for infants with special needs, subsection 4.5.3 or 4.6.3 of Test Method 213.5 must be covered with slow-recovery, energy-absorbing material that, when tested in accordance with section 6 of Test Method 213.5, has

  • (a) a resistance of not less than 4 kPa but not more than 70 kPa at 25% of compression-deflection resistance;

  • (b) a thickness of not less than 12 mm, if the material has a resistance of not less than 12 kPa but not more than 70 kPa at 25% of compression-deflection resistance; and

  • (c) a thickness of not less than 19 mm, if the material has a resistance of not less than 4 kPa but less than 12 kPa at 25% of compression-deflection resistance.

Testing

Marginal note:Dynamic testing
  •  (1) A restraint system for infants with special needs that is subjected to a dynamic test in accordance with section 4 of Test Method 213.5 must, if the adjustment position of each component of the restraint system is in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions,

    • (a) exhibit no complete separation of any load-bearing structural element, and no partial separation exposing a surface with

      • (i) a protrusion of more than 9.5 mm, or

      • (ii) a radius of less than 6.4 mm;

    • (b) in the case of a restraint system other than a car bed, remain in the same adjustment position during the test as it was in immediately before the test began, except that, if the restraint system has a means of automatically repositioning the seating surface to allow the anthropomorphic test device to move from a reclined position to a more upright position and back to a reclined position during the test, the seating surface does not have to remain in the same adjustment position during the test as it was in immediately before the test began;

    • (c) in the case of a restraint system other than a car bed, retain the torso of the anthropomorphic test device within the restraint system, and not allow any portion of the target points on either side of the device’s head, located on the transverse axis passing through the centre of mass of the device’s head and perpendicular to the head’s midsagittal plane, to pass at any time, during or immediately after the test, through the transverse orthogonal planes formed by the extension of the seat back frontal surface plane of the restraint system and by the plane that passes through the uppermost point of the restraint system, as shown in Figure 7 of Schedule 7, or through the vertical transverse plane passing through point X on the standard seat assembly, as shown in Figure 8 of Schedule 7;

    • (d) in the case of a restraint system other than a car bed, not allow the angle between the vertical and the back and head support surface, measured 240 mm above the seating surface, to be more than 70° at any time during the test;

    • (e) in the case of a restraint system other than a car bed, limit the movement of the head of the anthropomorphic test device towards the rear of the restraint system by means of a continuous seat back that is an integral part of the restraint system;

    • (f) in the case of a restraint system other than a car bed, limit the rotation of the head of the anthropomorphic test device towards the rear of the restraint system, in its midsagittal plane, by means of a continuous seat back that is an integral part of the restraint system, so that the angle between the head and the torso is at no time during the test more than 45° as compared to the angle between the head and the torso prior to the test; and

    • (g) in the case of a car bed, retain the head, neck and torso of the anthropomorphic test device within the confines of the car bed.

  • Marginal note:Dynamic testing — levelling device

    (2) A restraint system for infants with special needs that is equipped with a levelling device and that is subjected to a dynamic test in accordance with section 4 of Test Method 213.5 must conform to the requirements of paragraphs (1)(a) and (b) if the adjustment position of each component of the restraint system, except the levelling device, is in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

  • Marginal note:Continuous seat back

    (3) The continuous seat back referred to in paragraphs (1)(e) and (f) must

    • (a) have a height of at least 500 mm;

    • (b) have a width of at least 200 mm, measured in the horizontal plane at the height specified in paragraph (a); and

    • (c) not impose any loads on the top of the head of the anthropomorphic test device during the dynamic test referred to in subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Measurement of height — paragraph 3(a)

    (4) The height referred to in paragraph (3)(a) must be measured in a plane parallel to the surface of the seat back of the restraint system for infants with special needs and orthogonal to the vertical longitudinal plane passing through the longitudinal centreline of the restraint system, from the lowest point of the restraint system’s seating surface that is contacted by the buttocks of the seated anthropomorphic test device.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (5) Despite paragraph (3)(b), if the restraint system for infants with special needs provides surfaces for the support of the sides of the torso, and those surfaces extend at least 100 mm forward from the padded surface of the portion of the restraint system provided for the support of the head of the anthropomorphic test device, the restraint system may have a continuous seat back width of not less than 150 mm, measured in the horizontal plane at the height specified in paragraph (3)(a).

  • Marginal note:Restraint system with means of automatic repositioning

    (6) If a restraint system for infants with special needs that has a means of automatically repositioning the seating surface is subjected, in any adjustment position, to a dynamic test in accordance with section 4 of Test Method 213.5, an opening that is exposed and larger than 6.4 mm before the test must not become smaller during the test as a result of the movement of the seating surface relative to the other parts of the restraint system.

Information

Marginal note:Information
  •  (1) Every restraint system for infants with special needs must have stitched onto it, indelibly moulded into or onto it, or indelibly printed on a label affixed to it in a permanent manner, the following information:

    • (a) the name and principal place of business of the company that manufactured, imported or sold the restraint system;

    • (b) the model name and number of the restraint system;

    • (c) the date of manufacture of the restraint system, as shown in Schedule 5, with the year, month and day above the corresponding wording in both official languages;

    • (d) a statement indicating — in units based on the International System of Units followed by the corresponding imperial units in parentheses — the mass and height range of the infants for whom the manufacturer recommends the restraint system;

    • (e) a warning indicating

      • (i) that the restraint system must be used only in a forward-facing seating position equipped with a vehicle seat belt or, if the restraint system is equipped with a lower connector system, in a forward-facing seating position equipped with a vehicle seat belt or a lower universal anchorage system,

      • (ii) that the restraint system must be in a rear-facing position, except that a car bed must be used in a flat position along the vehicle’s rear bench seat with the head of the infant towards the centre of the vehicle,

      • (iii) if the restraint system is equipped with a lower connector system, that the restraint system must be secured to the vehicle as shown in the installation instructions by either of the following means and, if the restraint system is equipped with a tether strap and the manufacturer recommends its use, by means of the tether strap:

        • (A) the lower connector system, if the restraint system is installed in a seating position that is equipped with a lower universal anchorage system, or

        • (B) a vehicle seat belt, if the restraint system is installed in a seating position that is not equipped with a lower universal anchorage system,

      • (iv) if the restraint system is not equipped with a lower connector system, that the restraint system must be secured to the vehicle as shown in the installation instructions by means of a vehicle seat belt and, if the restraint system is equipped with a tether strap and the manufacturer recommends its use, by means of the tether strap, and

      • (v) if the restraint system is equipped with belts for restraining an infant, that the belts must be snugly adjusted around the infant; and

    • (f) an installation diagram that shows the restraint system

      • (i) installed as recommended by the manufacturer in a seating position that is equipped only with a lap belt and secured to the vehicle by means of the belt and, if the restraint system is equipped with a tether strap and the manufacturer recommends its use, by means of the tether strap,

      • (ii) installed as recommended by the manufacturer in a seating position that is equipped only with a continuous-loop lap and shoulder belt, and secured to the vehicle by means of the belt and, if the restraint system is equipped with a tether strap and the manufacturer recommends its use, by means of the tether strap, and

      • (iii) if the restraint system is equipped with a lower connector system, installed as recommended by the manufacturer in a seating position that is equipped with a lower universal anchorage system, and secured to the vehicle by means of the lower connector system and, if the restraint system is equipped with a tether strap and the manufacturer recommends its use, by means of the tether strap.

  • Marginal note:Official languages and print size

    (2) The information referred to in subsection (1) must be in both official languages and in characters of at least 10 points, except for the words “year/année”, “month/mois” and “day/jour” under the date of manufacture, which may be in characters of at least 8 points.

  • Marginal note:Visibility of information

    (3) The information referred to in paragraphs (1)(d) to (f) must be fully visible at all times, even when the restraint system is occupied, whether the restraint system is installed with or without a removable base.

Marginal note:Warning — air bag
  •  (1) Every restraint system for infants with special needs must bear the air bag warning label shown in Schedule 6, and the label must conform to the requirements of that schedule.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) The label referred to in subsection (1) must be affixed in a permanent manner at either of the following locations and be fully visible to a person installing the restraint system:

    • (a) on the side of the restraint system that will face the right front passenger door when the restraint system is facing rearward; or

    • (b) at the location where the infant’s head would rest or adjacent to that location.

Marginal note:Installation instructions
  •  (1) Every restraint system for infants with special needs must be accompanied by printed instructions, in both official languages, that set out a step-by-step procedure, including diagrams, for

    • (a) installing and securing the restraint system in a vehicle;

    • (b) positioning an infant with special needs in the restraint system; and

    • (c) adjusting every part of the restraint system that is designed to restrain the infant.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) The instructions referred to in paragraph (1)(a) must state that the restraint system, even when unoccupied, must be firmly secured to the vehicle.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (3) The instructions must

    • (a) specify the classes of vehicles, the seating positions and the types of vehicle seat belts with which the restraint system may or may not be used;

    • (b) specify whether the restraint system may be used with a lower universal anchorage system;

    • (c) if the restraint system has a means of automatically repositioning the seating surface, specify that the ability of the restraint system to change position must not be impeded; and

    • (d) explain the primary consequences of not following the warnings appearing on the restraint system.

  • Marginal note:Storage of instructions

    (4) Every restraint system for infants with special needs must have a place for the storage of instructions.

[619 to 699 reserved]

PART 7Transitional Provision, Repeal and Coming into Force

Transitional Provision

Marginal note:Conformity

 Until December 31, 2011, the restraint systems and booster seats referred to in these Regulations may, instead of conforming to the requirements of these Regulations, conform to the requirements of the Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Cushions Safety Regulations as they read on the day before the day on which these Regulations came into force and as they were modified in their application by the Order Modifying the Operation of the Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Cushions Safety Regulations and the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations, which came into effect on May 1, 2009 and was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on May 9, 2009.

  • SOR/2010-279, s. 1, err., Vol. 144, No. 26.

Repeal

 [Repeal]

Coming into Force

Marginal note:Publication

Footnote * These Regulations come into force on the day on which they are published in the Canada Gazette, Part II.

SCHEDULE 1(Subsection 101(1))Department of Transport

Motor Vehicle Safety Act (subsection 3(2))

Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations (subsection 101(1))

Ministerial Authorization

Pursuant to the Motor Vehicle Safety Act and the Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations,

[company name and address]

is authorized to use and apply the national safety mark, and the authorization number , to any restraint system or booster seat of a class referred to in section 102 of the Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations, on condition that the restraint system or booster seat conforms to all the applicable Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

The national safety mark and the authorization number are applied at the following premises: [identification of the premises]

This ministerial authorization expires on

Issued in Ottawa on , 20

for the Minister of Transport

SCHEDULE 2(Subsection 101(3))

NATIONAL SAFETY MARK

Symbol showing the National Safety Mark consisting of an outline of a circle with CANADA NSVAC XXXX TRANSPORT CMVSS XXXX written along the inside rim of the circle with the outline of a maple leaf in the middle with YYY in the middle.

Note: Replace XXXX with one or more of the following numbers, as applicable: 213, 213.1, 213.2, 213.3 and 213.5.

Replace YYY with the authorization number assigned by the Minister.

SCHEDULE 3(Section 105)

LOWER UNIVERSAL ANCHORAGE SYSTEM SYMBOL

Lower Universal Anchorage System Symbol consisting of a black circle with a drawing of a child in a child restraint in the middle.

SCHEDULE 4(Section 109)

Declaration of Importation for Exhibition, Demonstration, Evaluation or Testing Purposes

  • 1 Name of the manufacturer of the restraint system or booster seat:

  • 2 Name and address of the person importing the restraint system or booster seat:

  • 3 The make and the model name or number of the restraint system or booster seat:

  • 4 The date that the restraint system or booster seat is presented for importation:

I, the undersigned (Authorized representative), declare that the information set out in this declaration is true and that the restraint system or booster seat

  • (a) will be used in Canada solely for purposes of exhibition, demonstration, evaluation or testing, pursuant to paragraph 7(1)(a) of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act; and

  • (b) will remain in Canada for not longer than one year or a period that the Minister specifies.Footnote *

    • Return to footnote *Note: Subsection 7(5) of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act prohibits a person who makes the declaration referred to in paragraph 7(1)(a) of that Act to use or dispose of a restraint system or booster seat in a manner contrary to the terms of the declaration.

Signature of authorized representativeDate

SCHEDULE 5(Paragraphs 218(1)(c), 316(1)(c), 409(1)(c), 521(1)(c), 523(c) and 616(1)(c))

DATE OF MANUFACTURE

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year/annéemonth/moisday/jour

SCHEDULE 6(Subsections 219(1), 317(1), 522(1) and 617(1))

AIR BAG WARNING LABEL

Warning label with descriptions showing an airbag deploying onto a child in a rear-facing seat with a diagonal line across.

SCHOOL BUS RESTRAINT SYSTEM WARNING LABEL

Warning label with descriptions showing a person sitting behind another person wearing a restraint on a school bus with a diagonal line across.
Requirements:
  • 1 The message area containing the warning statement must be at least 30 cm2

  • 2 The warning statement must be in characters of at least 10 points

  • 3 The pictogram must be at least 30 mm in diameter

Note: Drawings not to scale

SCHEDULE 7(Subsection 100(1), paragraphs 216(1)(a) and (b), 217(a), 315(1)(e), 407(e) and (f), 519(a) and (b), 520(a) and 615(1)(c))

Diagram of Interface Profile of Tether Strap Hook with measurements and specifications.

Figure 1 — Interface Profile of Tether Strap Hook

Notes:
  • 1 Dimensions in mm, except where otherwise indicated

  • 2 Drawing not to scale

Diagram of Interface Profile of Tether Strap Hook with Integrated Adjustment Hardware with measurements and specifications.

Figure 2 — Interface Profile of Tether Strap Hook with Integrated Adjustment Hardware

Notes:
  • 1 Dimensions in mm, except where otherwise indicated

  • 2 Drawing not to scale

Diagram of Three-dimensional Schematic View of Standard Seat Assembly Indicating Location of Seat Belt Anchorage Points with measurements and specifications.

Figure 3 — Three-dimensional Schematic View of Standard Seat Assembly Indicating Location of Seat Belt Anchorage Points

Notes:
  • 1 Dimensions in mm, except where otherwise indicated

  • 2 Drawing not to scale

  • 3 Lap belt anchorage points and continuous-loop lap and shoulder belt lower anchorage points are symmetrically located with respect to the SORL

Diagram of Three-dimensional Schematic View of Standard Seat Assembly Indicating Location of Lower Universal Anchorage System with specifications.

Figure 4 — Three-dimensional Schematic View of Standard Seat Assembly Indicating Location of Lower Universal Anchorage System

Notes:
  • 1 Drawing not to scale

  • 2 Transverse horizontal distance between the centre of the bars and the vertical plane containing the SORL is 140 mm

Diagram of Side View of Standard Seat Assembly Indicating Location of Seat Belt Anchorage Points with measurements and specifications.

Figure 5 — Side View of Standard Seat Assembly Indicating Location of Seat Belt Anchorage Points

Notes:
  • 1 Dimensions in mm, except where otherwise indicated

  • 2 Drawing not to scale

  • 3 User-ready tether anchorage point on rear package shelf located on the vertical longitudinal plane containing the SORL or located 544 mm right or left of the vertical longitudinal plane containing the SORL

Diagram of Side View of Standard Seat Assembly Indicating Location of Lower Universal Anchorage System with measurements and specifications.

Figure 6 — Side View of Standard Seat Assembly Indicating Location of Lower Universal Anchorage System

Notes:
  • 1 Dimensions in mm, except where otherwise indicated

  • 2 Drawing not to scale

  • 3 User-ready tether anchorage point on rear package shelf located on the vertical longitudinal plane containing the SORL or located 544 mm right or left of the vertical longitudinal plane containing the SORL

  • 4 Lower universal anchorage system bars located 102 mm forward of the Z point and 323 mm upward from floor

Diagram of Forward and Upper Excursion Limits for any Portion of Target Point on Either Side of Anthropomorphic Test Device Head with measurements and specifications.

Figure 7 — Forward and Upper Excursion Limits for any Portion of Target Point on Either Side of Anthropomorphic Test Device Head

Note: The illustrated limits move during dynamic testing

Diagram of Point X on Vertical Plane of Standard Seat Assembly with specifications.

Figure 8 — Point X on Vertical Plane of Standard Seat Assembly

Diagram of Rear and Side View of Checking Device for Lower Connector System - Envelope Dimensions with measurements and specifications.

Figure 9 — Rear and Side View of Checking Device for Lower Connector System - Envelope Dimensions

Notes:
  • 1 Dimensions in mm, except where otherwise indicated

  • 2 Drawing not to scale

RELATED PROVISIONS

  • — SOR/2010-152, s. 13, as amended by SOR/2012-191, s. 44

    • 13 Until December 31, 2011, the children’s car seats referred to in the Deduction for Provincial Rebate (GST/HST) Regulations, as amended by sections 9 to 11, may, instead of conforming to the requirements of the Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations, conform to the requirements of the Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Cushions Safety Regulations as they read on May 11, 2010 and as they were modified in their application by the Order Modifying the Operation of the Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Cushions Safety Regulations and the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations, which came into effect on May 1, 2009 and was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on May 9, 2009.

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