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

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

Marginal note:Cords and straps — loops — general
  •  (1) When tested in accordance with section 1 of Schedule 7, a cord, strap or other similar item that is attached to a crib, cradle, bassinet, sleep accessory or stand must not be capable of forming either of the following loops:

    • (a) a loop inside the occupant retention area that permits the passage of the small head probe illustrated in the figure to that Schedule; or

    • (b) a loop outside the occupant retention area that permits the passage of that probe and that, when the loop is pulled into the occupant retention area, remains there.

  • Marginal note:Cords and straps — loops — change table accessories

    (2) When tested in accordance with section 2 of Schedule 7, a cord, strap or other similar item that is designed to restrain a child in a change table accessory that is placed on or fixed to a crib must not be capable of forming a loop that can be pulled into the occupant retention area of the crib and that permits the passage of the small head probe illustrated in the figure to that Schedule.

Marginal note:Coil springs

 Every coil spring of a crib, cradle, bassinet or accessory that is located above the mattress support when the mattress support is in any position and is accessible to the child must be covered or manufactured so as to prevent injury to the child.

Marginal note:Mattress

 A mattress that is supplied with a crib, cradle, bassinet or sleep accessory must meet all of the following requirements:

  • (a) it must be not more than

    • (i) 150 mm thick, in the case of a crib mattress, and

    • (ii) 38 mm thick, in the case of a cradle, bassinet or sleep accessory mattress;

  • (b) it must be of such a size that, when it is pushed firmly against any side of the crib, cradle, bassinet or sleep accessory, it does not leave a gap of more than 30 mm between the mattress and any part of any other side; and

  • (c) it must be stitched using lock-stitching.

Additional Requirements for Cribs

Marginal note:Structural integrity

 A crib must not exhibit any damage, its latching or locking mechanisms must not disengage or become permanently deformed and its fasteners must not loosen, when the crib is tested in accordance with sections 1 to 3 of Schedule 8.

Marginal note:Mattress support

 The mattress support of a crib must not dislodge, its mechanisms must not disengage or become permanently deformed and its fasteners must not loosen, when the mattress support is tested in accordance with section 1 of Schedule 9.

Marginal note:Height of sides — mattress support in lowest position

 Every side of a crib must meet the following requirements when the mattress support is in its lowest position:

  • (a) its lower surface must be lower than the upper surface of the mattress support;

  • (b) its upper surface must be at least 660 mm higher than the upper surface of the mattress support; and

  • (c) in the case of an access side, the upper surface of its stationary part must be at least 510 mm higher than the upper surface of the mattress support.

Marginal note:Height of sides — mattress support in highest position

 Every side of a crib must meet the following requirements when the mattress support is in its highest position:

  • (a) in the case of a stationary side, its upper surface must be at least 230 mm higher than the upper surface of the mattress support; and

  • (b) in the case of an access side, the upper surface of its stationary part must be at least 230 mm higher than the upper surface of the mattress support.

Marginal note:Latching or locking mechanisms of access sides

 The movable part of an access side of a crib must be held in each of its adjustment positions by means of a mechanism that latches or locks automatically and that requires two separate, deliberate and simultaneous actions to unlatch or unlock it.

Marginal note:Latching or locking mechanisms of folding cribs

 A folding crib must have a latching or locking mechanism that meets all of the following requirements:

  • (a) it latches or locks automatically;

  • (b) it requires two separate, deliberate and simultaneous actions to unlatch or unlock it; and

  • (c) it prevents the crib from folding up or collapsing when tested in accordance with sections 1 to 3 of Schedule 8.

Marginal note:Slat strength

 A crib slat must not completely break or completely separate at either end from the top and bottom horizontal rails of the crib side when the slat is tested in accordance with Schedule 10.

Marginal note:Toeholds
  •  (1) A crib must not have any horizontal slat, rail, projection or ledge that is capable of being used as a toehold by the child and that is located at any point that is more than 76 mm and less than 510 mm above the mattress support, when the mattress support is in its lowest position and, if the crib has an access side, when the movable part is in any adjustment position.

  • Marginal note:Presumption

    (2) For the purpose of subsection (1), a slat, rail, projection or ledge is deemed to be capable of being used as a toehold if it has a depth of 10 mm or more.

Additional Requirements for Cradles and Stands

Marginal note:Stability
  •  (1) A cradle must not tip over when tested in accordance with Schedule 11.

  • Marginal note:Cradle on stand

    (2) A cradle when used with a stand must not tip over when tested in accordance with Schedule 11.

Marginal note:Structural integrity

 A cradle must not exhibit any damage, its latching or locking mechanisms must not disengage or become permanently deformed and its fasteners must not loosen, when the cradle is tested in accordance with section 4 of Schedule 8.

Marginal note:Mattress support

 The mattress support of a cradle must not dislodge, its mechanisms must not disengage or become permanently deformed and its fasteners must not loosen, when the mattress support is tested in accordance with section 2 of Schedule 9.

Marginal note:Height of sides

 Every side of a cradle must meet the following requirements when the mattress support is in any position:

  • (a) its lower surface must be lower than the upper surface of the mattress support;

  • (b) in the case of a stationary side, its upper surface must be at least 230 mm higher than the upper surface of the mattress support; and

  • (c) in the case of an access side, the upper surface of its stationary part must be at least 230 mm higher than the upper surface of the mattress support.

Marginal note:Latching or locking mechanisms of access sides

 The movable part of an access side of a cradle must be held in each of its adjustment positions by means of a mechanism that latches or locks automatically and that requires two separate, deliberate and simultaneous actions to unlatch or unlock it.

Marginal note:Latching or locking mechanisms of folding cradles

 A folding cradle must have a latching or locking mechanism that meets all of the following requirements:

  • (a) it latches or locks automatically;

  • (b) it requires two separate, deliberate and simultaneous actions to unlatch or unlock it; and

  • (c) it prevents the cradle from folding up or collapsing when tested in accordance with section 4 of Schedule 8.

Additional Requirements for Bassinets and Stands

Marginal note:Stability
  •  (1) A bassinet must not tip over when tested in accordance with Schedule 11.

  • Marginal note:Bassinet on stand

    (2) A bassinet when used with a stand must not tip over when tested in accordance with Schedule 11.

Marginal note:Structural integrity

 A bassinet must not exhibit any damage when it is tested in accordance with section 5 of Schedule 8.

Marginal note:Height of sides

 Every side of a bassinet must meet the following requirements when the mattress support is in any position:

  • (a) its lower surface must be lower than the upper surface of the mattress support;

  • (b) in the case of a stationary side, its upper surface must be at least 230 mm higher than the upper surface of the mattress support; and

  • (c) in the case of an access side, the upper surface of its stationary part must be at least 230 mm higher than the upper surface of the mattress support.

 
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