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

Regulations are current to 2017-09-27 and last amended on 2016-12-29. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE 12(Section 42)Entrapment in Accessories Test Method

  • 1 The following method is to be used for testing openings that are created when an accessory is placed on or fixed to a crib:

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

    • (b) fix the accessory or combination of accessories to the crib — or place it or them on the crib — in one of the manufacturer’s recommended use positions and identify any openings that are created and that are likely to permit the passage of the small head probe illustrated in the figure to Schedule 7 but not the large head probe illustrated in the figure to this section;

    • (c) rotate the small head probe to the orientation that is most likely to permit its passage through one of the identified openings and, from inside the occupant retention area of the crib, gradually apply an upward or outward force of 111 N to the probe over a period of five seconds, then maintain the force for 10 seconds;

    • (d) if the small head probe can pass entirely through the opening, repeat the steps set out in paragraph (c) using the large head probe and attempt to pass it, without forcing it, through the opening in any orientation;

    • (e) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (c) and (d) for all the other identified openings; and

    • (f) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (b) to (e) for all the other manufacturer’s recommended use positions.

    Figure — Large Head Probe

    The large head probe is meant to simulate the head of a 97th percentile three-year-old child. The large head probe is shaped like a cylinder that narrows slightly and that has a flattened end that is opposite from the bottom of the probe. The height of the probe is 101.6 mm. The diameter of the probe is constant at 228.6 mm for the first 25.4 mm of height, measured from the bottom of the probe, and is then reduced to 203.2 mm over the next 76.2 mm of height. A handle protrudes from the centre of the probe.
  • 2 The following method is to be used for testing openings that are created by the detachment or displacement of an accessory from a crib:

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

    • (b) fix the accessory or combination of accessories to the crib — or place it or them on the crib — in one of the manufacturer’s recommended use positions, and identify the parts of the accessory that are most likely to detach or become displaced and so create an opening;

    • (c) using a pad that has a tip with a diameter of 50 mm gradually apply, from within the occupant retention area of the crib, an upward or outward force of 111 N over a period of five seconds to one of the identified locations;

    • (d) if an opening is created, attempt to pass the small head probe illustrated in the figure to Schedule 7, without forcing it, through the opening in any orientation;

    • (e) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (c) and (d) by applying the force to all the other identified parts of the accessory; and

    • (f) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (b) to (e) for all the other manufacturer’s recommended use positions.

 
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