Carriages and Strollers Regulations (SOR/2016-167)

Regulations are current to 2017-11-20

SCHEDULE 5(Paragraphs 7(1)(a) and (2)(a) and section 13)Latching System Testing

  • 1 The following method is to be used for testing the latching system of a carriage or stroller that folds:

    • (a) erect the carriage or stroller in the manufacturer’s recommended use position;

    • (b) place a 2 kg bag of sand in the centre of each seating unit;

    • (c) secure the carriage or stroller to a horizontal surface in a manner that does not impede the normal folding action;

    • (d) apply a force of 200 N

      • (i) at the location normally associated with the folding action but not directly to the latching device itself, and

      • (ii) in the direction normally associated with the manufacturer’s recommended method of folding;

    • (e) note whether the carriage or stroller is still latched in the manufacturer’s recommended use position;

    • (f) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (d) and (e) four times within two minutes; and

    • (g) fold the carriage or stroller 100 times and then repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (a) to (e).

  • 2 The following method is to be used for testing the safety device of a carriage or stroller that folds:

    • (a) erect the carriage or stroller in the manufacturer’s recommended use position with the latching device released;

    • (b) apply a force of 200 N at the location and in the direction normally associated with the folding action of the carriage or stroller;

    • (c) note the amount of folding movement, if any; and

    • (d) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (a) to (c) with a dummy that meets the requirements set out in Schedule 9, placed in the centre of each seating unit.

 
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