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 9(Sections 24 and 33)Test of Mattress Support

Cribs

  • 1 The following method is to be used for testing the mattress support of a crib:

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

    • (b) secure the crib to a horizontal surface in a manner that will not interfere with the conduct of the test and place the mattress support in its lowest position;

    • (c) apply an upward push force of 250 N to the lower surface of the mattress support, as close as possible to and within a radius of 150 mm from one of the mattress support mechanisms, and maintain the force for 60 seconds;

    • (d) record any dislodging of the mattress support, any disengagement or permanent deformation of the mechanisms and any loosening of its fasteners;

    • (e) readjust the mattress support to its original position, if necessary;

    • (f) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (c) to (e) for all the other mattress support mechanisms;

    • (g) repeat the step set out in paragraph (c) for all of the mattress support mechanisms simultaneously;

    • (h) record any dislodging of the mattress support, any disengagement or permanent deformation of the mechanisms and any loosening of its fasteners;

    • (i) readjust the mattress support to its original position, if necessary;

    • (j) apply a force of 200 N in any direction to one of the mattress support mechanisms in a manner that could cause disengagement or permanent deformation of the mechanism or loosening of the mattress support fasteners;

    • (k) record any dislodging of the mattress support, any disengagement or permanent deformation of the mechanisms and any loosening of its fasteners;

    • (l) readjust the mattress support to its original position, if necessary; and

    • (m) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (j) to (l) for all the other mattress support mechanisms.

Cradles

  • 2 The following method is to be used for testing the mattress support of a cradle:

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

    • (b) secure the cradle to a horizontal surface in a manner that will not interfere with the conduct of the test and place the mattress support in its lowest position;

    • (c) apply an upward push force of 250 N to the lower surface of the mattress support, as close as possible to and within a radius of 150 mm from one of the mattress support mechanisms, and maintain the force for 60 seconds;

    • (d) record any dislodging of the mattress support, any disengagement or permanent deformation of the mechanisms and any loosening of its fasteners;

    • (e) readjust the mattress support to its original position, if necessary;

    • (f) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (c) to (e) for all the other mattress support mechanisms;

    • (g) repeat the step set out in paragraph (c) for all of the mattress support mechanisms simultaneously; and

    • (h) record any dislodging of the mattress support, any disengagement or permanent deformation of the mechanisms and any loosening of its fasteners.

 
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