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

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

SCHEDULE 1(Section 8)Test for Strength and Integrity of Slats

  • 1 The following method is to be used for testing the strength and integrity of slats:

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

    • (b) secure the crib, cradle, bassinet or sleep accessory in the manufacturer’s recommended use position to a horizontal surface in a manner that will not interfere with the conduct of the test;

    • (c) apply a torque of 8 N•m to one of the slats at its midpoint and maintain that torque for 10 seconds;

    • (d) record whether the slat turns or dislodges or becomes deformed or otherwise damaged;

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

    • (f) apply a vertical upward force of 500 N at the midpoint of the top rail on one of the sides to which slats are attached and maintain the force for 30 seconds;

    • (g) record whether any of the slats dislodge from the top or bottom rail or become damaged; and

    • (h) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (f) and (g) for all the other sides to which slats are attached.

 
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