Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations (SOR/2016-152)

Regulations are current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2016-12-29. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE 5(Subsections 14(1) and (2))Test for Entanglement

Cribs and Stands

  • 1 The following method is to be used for determining whether a mechanism, fastener or projection of a crib that is located above the mattress support poses an entanglement hazard, and whether a mechanism, fastener or projection of a stand that protrudes above the mattress support poses such a hazard:

    • (a) assemble the product according to the manufacturer’s instructions, omitting any attachments that could interfere with the conduct of the test and, if the product is a stand, put a crib that is designed or advertised to be used with the stand on that stand according to the stand manufacturer’s instructions;

    • (b) if the mattress support is adjustable, adjust it to its lowest position;

    • (c) select a mechanism, fastener or projection to be tested that is located inside or outside the occupant retention area and above the mattress support;

    • (d) place the loop of the entanglement tester illustrated in the figure to this Schedule over the mechanism, fastener or projection at an angle of approximately 45° above the horizontal;

    • (e) pull on the tester with a force of 90 N for 10 seconds and record whether the tester remains caught on the mechanism, fastener or projection after that time;

    • (f) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (d) and (e) with the entanglement tester in all the other orientations that are most likely to result in the tester remaining caught on the mechanism, fastener or projection while maintaining the tester at an angle of approximately 45° above the horizontal;

    • (g) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (d) to (f) with the entanglement tester at an angle of approximately 45° below the horizontal; and

    • (h) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (d) to (g) for all the other mechanisms, fasteners or projections of the crib and stand that are either located inside or outside of the occupant retention area and above the mattress support or that protrude above the mattress support.

Cradles, Bassinets, Sleep Accessories and Stands

  • 2 The following method is to be used for determining whether a mechanism, fastener or projection that is located inside the occupant retention area of a cradle, bassinet or sleep accessory poses an entanglement hazard, and whether a mechanism, fastener or projection of a stand that protrudes into the occupant retention area poses such a hazard:

    • (a) assemble the product according to the manufacturer’s instructions, omitting any attachments that could interfere with the conduct of the test and, if the product is a stand, put a cradle or bassinet that is designed or advertised to be used with the stand on that stand according to the stand manufacturer’s instructions;

    • (b) if the product is a sleep accessory, place the sleep accessory in the manufacturer’s recommended use position on the product or fix the sleep accessory in that position to the product;

    • (c) if the mattress support is adjustable, adjust it to its lowest position;

    • (d) select a mechanism, fastener or projection to be tested that is located inside — or that protrudes into — the occupant retention area;

    • (e) place the loop of the entanglement tester illustrated in the figure to this Schedule over the mechanism, fastener or projection to be tested at an angle of approximately 45° above the horizontal;

    • (f) pull on the tester with a force of 90 N for 10 seconds and record whether the tester remains caught on the mechanism, fastener or projection after that time;

    • (g) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (e) and (f) with the entanglement tester in all the other possible orientations;

    • (h) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (e) to (g) with the entanglement tester at an angle of approximately 45° below the horizontal; and

    • (i) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (e) to (h) for all the other mechanisms, fasteners or projections of the cradle, bassinet or sleep accessory and stand that are located inside — or that protrude into — the occupant retention area.

Figure — Entanglement Tester

The entanglement tester is a thin band of metal curled into an elongated loop and held together by a handle. The dimensions of the metal loop are 60 mm across and 120 mm long. The width of the metal is 18 mm.
 
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