Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations

Version of section 216 from 2010-05-12 to 2013-06-18:

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, 2009), 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, 2009), 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, 2009) — 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.

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