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 2(Sections 10 and 11)Test for Openings

Cribs with Rigid Sides

  • 1 The following method is to be used for testing completely bounded openings that are located above the mattress support of a crib that has rigid sides:

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

    • (b) if the mattress support is adjustable, adjust it to its lowest position;

    • (c) place the metallic loading wedge illustrated in the figure to this section in the opening between two adjacent slats, midway along the greatest dimension of the opening;

    • (d) apply a pull force of 90 N to the eyebolt — either open or closed — of the loading wedge in a direction perpendicular to a plane passing through the points of contact of the wedge with the two slats and maintain the force for 10 seconds;

    • (e) while applying that force, attempt to pass, without forcing, a solid rectangular block with the dimensions 60 mm × 100 mm × 100 mm through the opening, anywhere above or below the loading wedge;

    • (f) repeat the step set out in paragraph (e) with the block in all other possible orientations;

    • (g) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (c) to (f) for all the other openings between adjacent slats; and

    • (h) attempt to pass, without forcing, a solid rectangular block with the dimensions 60 mm × 100 mm × 100 mm through all the other completely bounded openings that are located above the mattress support.

    Figure — Loading Wedge

    The loading wedge is in the shape of a trapezoidal prism. The trapezoidal face has the following measurements: a base of 120 mm and a height of 50 mm and both of the base angles are 45 degrees. The depth of the prism is 40 mm. A closed eyebolt rises from the top of the prism.

Cribs with a Structural Cover or a Side that is Made of a Textile or Other Pliable Material

  • 2 The following method is to be used for testing completely bounded openings that are located — or that are created or exposed — above or in the mattress support of a crib that has a structural cover or a side that is made of a textile or other pliable material:

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

    • (b) if the mattress support is adjustable, adjust it to its lowest position;

    • (c) inside the occupant retention area, place a solid rectangular block with the dimensions 60 mm × 100 mm × 100 mm against a side of the crib that is made of a textile or other pliable material in a location on the side that is above the mattress support where the application of force is likely to create or expose a completely bounded opening;

    • (d) gradually apply a force of 90 N to the block over a period of five seconds and maintain the force for an additional 10 seconds;

    • (e) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (c) and (d) for all the other locations that are likely to create or expose a completely bounded opening in that side;

    • (f) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (c) to (e) for all the other sides of the crib that are made of a textile or other pliable material;

    • (g) by gradually applying a force of 90 N over a period of five seconds and maintaining the force for an additional 10 seconds, attempt to pass the block, in all possible orientations, through any completely bounded opening that is located — or that was created or exposed as a result of the steps set out in paragraphs (c) to (f) — above or in the mattress support;

    • (h) if the crib has a structural cover, undo any zippers, snaps and other similar fasteners that attach it to the crib; and

    • (i) repeat the step set out in paragraph (g) for all the other completely bounded openings that are created or exposed above or in the mattress support.

Cradles, Bassinets and Sleep Accessories with Rigid Sides

  • 3 The following method is to be used for testing completely bounded openings in the surfaces that define the occupant retention area of a cradle, bassinet or sleep accessory that has rigid sides:

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

    • (b) if the mattress support is adjustable, adjust it to its lowest position;

    • (c) attempt to pass, without forcing, a solid rectangular block with the dimensions 60 mm × 100 mm × 100 mm through the opening between any two adjacent slats;

    • (d) repeat the step set out in paragraph (c) with the block in all other possible orientations;

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

    • (f) attempt to pass, without forcing, a solid rectangular block with the dimensions 60 mm × 100 mm × 100 mm through all the other completely bounded openings in each surface that forms the occupant retention area.

Cradles, Bassinets and Sleep Accessories with a Structural Cover or a Side that is Made of a Textile or Other Pliable Material

  • 4 The following method is to be used for testing completely bounded openings that are located — or that are created or exposed — in the surfaces that define the occupant retention area of a cradle, bassinet or sleep accessory that has a structural cover or a side that is made of a textile or other pliable material:

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

    • (b) if the mattress support is adjustable, adjust it to its lowest position;

    • (c) inside the occupant retention area, place a solid rectangular block with the dimensions 60 mm × 100 mm × 100 mm against a side of the product that is made of a textile or other pliable material in a location on the side that is above the mattress support where the application of force is likely to create or expose a completely bounded opening;

    • (d) gradually apply a force of 90 N to the block over a period of five seconds and maintain the force for an additional 10 seconds;

    • (e) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (c) and (d) for all the other locations that are likely to create or expose a completely bounded opening in that side;

    • (f) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (c) to (e) for all the other sides of the product that are made of a textile or other pliable material;

    • (g) by gradually applying a force of 90 N over a period of five seconds and maintaining the force for an additional 10 seconds, attempt to pass the block, in all possible orientations, through any completely bounded opening that is located — or that was created or exposed as a result of the steps set out in paragraphs (c) to (f) — in the surfaces that define the occupant retention area;

    • (h) if the product has a structural cover, undo any zippers, snaps and other similar fasteners that attach the cover to the product; and

    • (i) repeat the step set out in paragraph (g) for all the other completely bounded openings that are created or exposed in the surfaces that define the occupant retention area.

 
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