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 10(Section 29)Static Load Test of Slat Strength

  • 1 The following method is to be used for testing the strength of crib slats under a static load:

    • (a) select and mark for testing slats that make up 25% of the slats of the crib, rounded up to the nearest whole number of slats, and that

      • (i) based on their geometry, offer the least resistance to deflection,

      • (ii) are not adjacent to another slat being tested, and

      • (iii) are not vertical rails that are joined to both the top and bottom horizontal rails of a side;

    • (b) select a marked slat and place the side of the crib to which the slat belongs in such a way that the side is rigidly supported at a point located within 76 mm of each end of its top and bottom horizontal rails in a manner that does not interfere with any deflection of the slats under applied force;

    • (c) over a period of at least two seconds but not more than five seconds, using a force-measuring device that has a contact area with a width of 25.4 mm ± 1.6 mm and a length at least equal to the width of the slat being tested, gradually apply a force of 356 N perpendicular to the horizontal rails, at the midpoint of the slat, and maintain the force for 10 seconds;

    • (d) record whether the slat breaks or separates from the horizontal rails under a force of 267 N or less;

    • (e) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (b) to (d) for all the other slats marked for testing;

    • (f) record whether more than one slat breaks or separates from the horizontal rails under a force of more than 267 N but less than 356 N;

    • (g) if only a single slat breaks or separates from the horizontal rails under a force of more than 267 N but less than 356 N, select a further 25% of the slats of the crib for testing that meet the criteria set out in subparagraphs (a)(i) to (iii) and repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (b) to (e); and

    • (h) record whether any single slat of the additional 25% of slats selected under paragraph (g) breaks or separates from the horizontal rails under a force of 356 N or less.

 
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