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

Regulations are current to 2017-10-13 and last amended on 2016-12-29. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Latching or locking mechanisms of access sides

 The movable part of an access side of a bassinet 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 bassinets

 A folding bassinet 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 bassinet from folding up or collapsing when tested in accordance with section 5 of Schedule 8.

Additional Requirements for Accessories

Marginal note:Entrapment — accessory placed on or fixed to crib
  •  (1) When tested in accordance with section 1 of Schedule 12, any opening that is created when an accessory is placed on or fixed to a crib must not permit the passage of the small head probe illustrated in the figure to Schedule 7 unless it also permits the passage of the large head probe illustrated in the figure to section 1 of Schedule 12.

  • Marginal note:Entrapment — accessory detached or displaced from crib

    (2) When tested in accordance with section 2 of Schedule 12, any opening that is created when an accessory detaches or is displaced from a crib must not permit the passage of the small head probe illustrated in the figure to Schedule 7.

Marginal note:Structural integrity

 Every sleep accessory and change table accessory must be capable of supporting the following load for a period of 60 seconds without any damage to the accessory:

  • (a) in the case of a sleep accessory, a load of 24 kg that has a square base that measures 152 mm × 152 mm applied to the geometric centre of the mattress support; and

  • (b) in the case of a change table accessory, a load of 45 kg that has a square base that measures 152 mm × 152 mm applied to the geometric centre of the surface that supports the weight of the child.

Marginal note:Height of sides — sleep accessory

 Every side of a sleep accessory must meet the following requirements:

  • (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.

Information and Advertising

General Provisions

Marginal note:Reference to Canada Consumer Product Safety Act or Regulations

 Information that appears on a crib, cradle, bassinet, accessory or stand, that accompanies one or that is in any advertisement for one must not make any direct or indirect reference to the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act or these Regulations.

Marginal note:Advertising

 An advertisement must not show a crib, cradle, bassinet, accessory or stand in any way that is contrary to the warnings set out in sections 53 to 70 and 72 to 79.

Presentation of Information

Marginal note:Presentation — general

 The information required by these Regulations must meet all of the following requirements:

  • (a) it must be displayed in English and French;

  • (b) it must be printed on the crib, cradle, bassinet, accessory or stand, or on a label that is permanently affixed to the product;

  • (c) it must be printed in characters in a colour that contrasts sharply with the background; and

  • (d) it must be set out in a manner that is clear and legible and sufficiently durable to remain legible throughout the useful life of the crib, cradle, bassinet, accessory or stand under normal conditions of transportation, storage, sale and use.

Marginal note:Print
  •  (1) The required information must be printed in a standard sans-serif type that

    • (a) is not compressed, expanded or decorative; and

    • (b) has a large x-height relative to the ascender or descender of the type, as illustrated in Schedule 13.

  • Marginal note:Height of type

    (2) The height of the type is determined by measuring an upper case letter or a lower case letter that has an ascender or a descender, such as “b” or “p”.

Marginal note:Signal words
  •  (1) The signal words “WARNING” and “MISE EN GARDE” must be displayed in boldfaced, upper case type not less than 5 mm in height.

  • Marginal note:Other information — height of type

    (2) All other required information must be displayed in type not less than 2.5 mm in height.

Requirements for Cribs, Cradles, Bassinets, Accessories and Stands

Marginal note:Required information

 The following information must appear on every crib, cradle and bassinet and on every accessory and stand that is sold separately, as well as on any packaging in which one of those products is displayed to the consumer:

  • (a) its model name or model number; and

  • (b) the expression “DATE:” followed immediately by words or numbers that indicate when it was manufactured, consisting of the year and either the month or week, listed in that order.

Marginal note:Assembly and use — cribs, cradles and bassinets
  •  (1) The following information must appear on every crib, cradle and bassinet in text, drawings or photographs, or in any combination of them:

    • (a) instructions on how to assemble it and a quantitative list of its parts, if it is sold not fully assembled;

    • (b) instructions on how to fold and unfold it, if it is a folding product;

    • (c) instructions on how to adjust the height of the mattress support, if the height is adjustable; and

    • (d) the dimensions recommended by the manufacturer for the mattress, if it is designed to be used with a mattress.

  • Marginal note:Assembly and use — accessories

    (2) The following information must appear on every accessory in text, drawings or photographs, or in any combination of them:

    • (a) instructions on how to assemble it and a quantitative list of its parts, if it is sold not fully assembled;

    • (b) instructions on how to fold and unfold it, if it is a folding accessory; and

    • (c) instructions on how to place it on or fix it to a crib, cradle or bassinet.

  • Marginal note:Exception — accessories supplied with product

    (3) Despite subsection (2), if the accessory is supplied with a crib, cradle or bassinet, the information required by that subsection may appear on the crib, cradle or bassinet.

  • Marginal note:Assembly and use — stands

    (4) The following information must appear on every stand in text, drawings or photographs, or in any combination of them:

    • (a) instructions on how to assemble it and a quantitative list of its parts, if it is sold not fully assembled;

    • (b) instructions on how to fold and unfold it, if it is a folding stand; and

    • (c) instructions on how to place a crib, cradle or bassinet on it or fix a crib, cradle or bassinet to it.

  • Marginal note:Exception — stands supplied with product

    (5) Despite subsection (4), if the stand is supplied with a crib, cradle or bassinet, the information required by that subsection may appear on the crib, cradle or bassinet.

Marginal note:Warnings — pouches

 Despite paragraph 47(b), the information that is required by section 51 may be contained in or on a pouch that is permanently affixed to the crib, cradle, bassinet, accessory or stand if the relevant warnings set out in sections 53 to 70 and 72 to 79 are provided with that information.

Additional Requirements for Cribs

Marginal note:Warning — all cribs

 The following warning or its equivalent must appear on every crib:

WARNING

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    Do not use this crib if you cannot exactly follow the instructions that come with it.
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    Do not use this crib for a child who can climb out of it or who is taller than 90 cm.
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    Do not place any cord, strap or similar item in or near this crib that could become wrapped around a child’s neck.
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    Do not place this crib near a window or patio door where a child could reach the cord of a blind or curtain and be strangled.
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    Check this crib regularly before using it, and do not use it if any part is loose or missing or if there are any signs of damage. Do not substitute parts. Contact the manufacturer if replacement parts or additional instructions are needed.
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    Children can suffocate on soft bedding. Do not place pillows, comforters or soft mattresses in this crib.

MISE EN GARDE

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    Ne pas utiliser ce lit d’enfant à moins d’être en mesure de suivre précisément les instructions qui l’accompagnent.
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    Ne pas utiliser ce lit d’enfant si l’enfant est capable d’en sortir ou mesure plus de 90 cm.
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    Ne pas mettre dans ce lit d’enfant ou à proximité de celui-ci des cordes, sangles ou objets semblables qui risqueraient de s’enrouler autour du cou de l’enfant.
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    Ne pas placer ce lit d’enfant près d’une fenêtre ou d’une porte-fenêtre où l’enfant pourrait saisir les cordes d’un store ou d’un rideau et s’étrangler.
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    Vérifier régulièrement ce lit d’enfant préalablement à son utilisation et ne pas l’utiliser si une pièce est desserrée, une pièce est manquante ou s’il y a un signe de dommages. Ne pas substituer une pièce à une autre. Communiquer avec le fabricant pour obtenir, au besoin, une pièce de rechange ou des instructions supplémentaires.
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    Les articles de literie mous présentent un risque de suffocation pour l’enfant. Ne pas mettre d’oreiller, d’édredon ou de matelas mou dans ce lit d’enfant.
 
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