Carriages and Strollers Regulations (SOR/2016-167)

Regulations are current to 2017-09-27

SCHEDULE 4(Paragraphs 6(b) and (c))Child Restraint System Testing

  • 1 The following method is to be used for testing each child restraint system for strollers:

    • (a) secure the stroller so that it cannot move;

    • (b) secure the roller block fixture with the lap belt of the stroller as illustrated in Figure 1;

    • (c) mark the lap belt in any manner to allow observation of any loosening;

    • (d) apply a force of 200 N in the direction perpendicular to the belt as illustrated in Figure 2, in such a way as to allow the rollers to rotate freely, applying the force within a period of one second and maintaining it for 10 seconds;

    • (e) note any loosening or breakage of the fastener of the lap belt;

    • (f) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (d) and (e) nine times at one-second intervals;

    • (g) repeat the step set out in paragraph (d) using a force of 450 N applied within two seconds;

    • (h) note any breakage or detachment of the anchorages;

    • (i) apply a force of 225 N to the restraint system, using any method, in a direction that places strain on one of the anchorage attachment points, applying the force within a period of two seconds and maintaining it for 10 seconds;

    • (j) note any breakage or detachment of the anchorage; and

    • (k) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (i) and (j) for each of the remaining anchorage attachment points.

The roller block fixture consists of three, free-rolling 45 mm diameter rollers, each connected axially to a triangular frame of the fixture. The two rollers forming the base of the triangle are 130 mm apart (as measured from their axes) and the third roller forming the triangle’s point sits 112 mm higher. The lap belt is passed over the two bottom rollers while the required force is applied at the topmost roller.
 
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