Playpens Regulations (SOR/2016-189)

Regulations are current to 2017-10-13

SCHEDULE 1(Sections 5 and 14)Test for Stability

  • 1 The following method is to be used for testing the stability of a playpen:

    • (a) assemble the playpen in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions;

    • (b) place the playpen on a sheet of 19 mm plywood of such a size that all support points are at least 50 mm from any edge of the plywood and orient the playpen so that one set of support points in the same plane is parallel to the edge of the plywood, blocking the support points at the downslope edges, as necessary, to prevent slippage;

    • (c) place the test device described in the figure to this Schedule on the floor of the playpen with the 300 mm edge parallel to the side of the playpen and as close as possible to the side of the playpen that is parallel to the edge of the plywood;

    • (d) tilt the plywood on the parallel edge until the plywood forms an angle of 10° with the horizontal; and

    • (e) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (b) to (d) so that the stability of the playpen is evaluated for each set of support points in the same vertical plane.

Figure — Stability Test Device

The device is shaped like a bookshelf with a base, three shelves and a top. It is 530 mm tall, 300 mm long and 150 mm deep. The top of the first shelf is 100 mm from the top of the device. The top of the second shelf is 200 mm from the top of the device. The top of the third shelf is 300 mm from the top of the device. Each of the three shelves weighs 6.75 kg, with the total device weighing 23 kg.
 
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