Carriages and Strollers Regulations (SOR/2016-167)

Regulations are current to 2017-10-13

SCHEDULE 7(Sections 9 and 13)Wheel Integrity Testing

  • 1 The following method is to be used for testing the wheel attachment of a carriage or stroller:

    • (a) mount a wheel and axle in a test fixture as illustrated in the figure;

    • (b) apply a force of 450 N to the axle, as illustrated in the figure, at a rate of loading not exceeding 450 N/min;

    • (c) maintain the force for a period of two minutes;

    • (d) reduce the load to zero at a rate not exceeding 450 N/min;

    • (e) note whether the wheel has become detached or suffered loss of function; and

    • (f) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (a) to (e) for each of the other wheels of the carriage or stroller.

Figure

Sectional view of the wheel and tire, wheel hub and the axle. The wheel assembly is held in place in a test fixture capable of holding the wheel without impeding any removal action, while the test force is applied axially to the axle so as to try and pull the wheel assembly off its axle.
 
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