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 7(Sections 20 and 42)Test for Loops

Cribs, Cradles, Bassinets, Sleep Accessories and Stands

  • 1 The following method is to be used for testing a loop formed by a cord, strap or other similar item that is attached to a crib, cradle, bassinet, sleep accessory or stand:

    • (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, 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 it in that position to the product;

    • (c) select a loop to be tested and, while holding the loop open to its maximum diameter, attempt to pass the small head probe illustrated in the figure to this Schedule through the loop;

    • (d) if a loop that allows the passage of the probe is outside the occupant retention area, apply a pull force of 22 N to the loop to attempt to pull it into the occupant retention area;

    • (e) release the force and observe whether the loop remains inside the occupant retention area; and

    • (f) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (c) to (e) for all the other loops.

Change Table Accessories

  • 2 The following method is to be used for testing a cord, strap or other similar item that is designed to restrain a child and that is attached to a change table accessory that is placed on or fixed to a crib:

    • (a) assemble the crib and the change table accessory according to the manufacturer’s instructions, omitting any attachments that could interfere with the conduct of the test;

    • (b) place the change table accessory in the manufacturer’s recommended use position on the crib or fix it in that position to the crib;

    • (c) if the change table accessory has at least one opening, select a cord, strap or other similar item to be tested and, with it unfastened, apply a push or pull force to it of at most 111 N and attempt to pass it into the occupant retention area through the opening in the change table accessory and, if a loop forms inside the occupant retention area, hold the loop open to its maximum diameter and attempt to pass the small head probe illustrated in the figure to this Schedule through the loop;

    • (d) repeat the step set out in paragraph (c) for all the other cords, straps or similar items;

    • (e) if two cords, straps or other similar items pass into the occupant retention area, adjust them to their greatest length and fasten them together according to the manufacturer’s instructions to form a loop and, while holding the loop open to its maximum diameter, attempt to pass the small head probe illustrated in the figure to this Schedule through the loop;

    • (f) unfasten the cords, straps or other similar items and pull them from the opening referred to in paragraph (c);

    • (g) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (c) to (f) for all the other possible combinations of openings and cords, straps or similar items;

    • (h) adjust the cords, straps or similar items to their maximum length, fasten them together and then drape the loop that is formed over the side of the change table accessory so that it hangs inside the occupant retention area and, while holding the loop open to its maximum diameter, attempt to pass the small head probe illustrated in the figure to this Schedule through the part of the loop that is inside the occupant retention area;

    • (i) repeat the steps set out in paragraph (h) for all the other possible combinations of cords, straps or similar items;

    • (j) repeat the steps set out in paragraph (c) for fastened cords, straps or other similar items; and

    • (k) repeat the steps set out in paragraph (j) for all the other possible combinations of openings and fastened cords, straps or similar items.

Figure — Small Head Probe

The small head probe is meant to simulate the head of a fifth percentile six-month old child. The small head probe is a prism that measures 144.8 mm by 109.2 mm with a height of 132.1 mm. All of the top and side surfaces have been rounded to a radius of 54.6 mm. A handle protrudes from the bottom surface.
 
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