Carriages and Strollers Regulations (SOR/85-379)

Regulations are current to 2014-11-11 and last amended on 2011-06-20. Previous Versions

GENERAL AND PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

  •  (1) Every product shall remain in the manufacturer’s recommended use position or positions with

    • (a) in a case where the wheels of the product are mounted as sets of two or more, at least one wheel of each set in contact with the test plane, or

    • (b) in any other case, all wheels in contact with the test plane

    when tested in accordance with Schedule I.

  • (2) Every stroller shall remain in the manufacturer’s recommended position for use as a stroller with all wheels in contact with

    • (a) in a case where the wheels of the stroller are mounted as sets of two or more, at least one wheel of each set in contact with the test plane, or

    • (b) in any other case, all wheels in contact with the test plane

    when tested in accordance with Schedule II.

  •  (1) Every product shall be equipped with a braking device.

  • (2) Where the braking device of a product acts on the tires of that product, the braking device shall be self-adjusting or capable of simple adjustment to compensate for the wear on the tires of the product.

  • (3) Every stroller shall be so designed and constructed that the braking device of the stroller cannot be disengaged by the hand action or other motion of a child restrained in the stroller.

  • (4) Every product shall be so designed and constructed that, when tested in accordance with Schedule III, the braking device of the product will

    • (a) remain engaged;

    • (b) prevent the braked wheel or wheels from rotating more than 90° about the horizontal axis of rotation; and

    • (c) prevent the product from moving, except within the limit set out in paragraph (b).

  •  (1) Every seating unit of a stroller shall be equipped with an occupant restraint system permanently attached to the frame or upholstery of the stroller.

  • (2) The occupant restraint system of a stroller shall be made of a lap belt and an additional restraint to prevent the occupant from sliding downward.

  • (3) The fastener of the lap belt for every occupant restraint system shall not loosen more than 15 mm or break when tested in accordance with Schedule IV and the anchorages for every occupant restraint system shall not break or become detached from their attachment point when tested in accordance with that Schedule.

  •  (1) Every product that folds shall have a latch system that requires positive action on the part of the user to permit folding of the product.

  • (2) The latch system of every product that folds shall have

    • (a) a latching device or other design feature that prevents the product from accidentally folding when placed in the manufacturer’s recommended use position; and

    • (b) at least one latching device that engages automatically.

  • (3) Every product that folds shall remain latched in the manufacturer’s recommended use position when tested in accordance with item 1 of Schedule V.

  • (4) Every product that folds shall have, in addition to the requirements of subsections (1) and (2), a safety device that engages automatically and requires positive action on the part of the user to release the device.

  • (5) The safety device of every product that folds and that has a latching device shall be so designed as

    • (a) to prevent the product from folding more than one-third of its total folding movement between the fully open and the fully closed position when tested in accordance with item 2 of Schedule V; or

    • (b) to prevent the accidental release of the latching device.

  • (6) The safety device of every product that folds, other than a product referred to in subsection (5), shall be so designed as to meet the requirement of paragraph (5)(a).