Carriages and Strollers Regulations (SOR/85-379)

Regulations are current to 2014-10-15 and last amended on 2011-06-20. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE IV(s. 7)OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEM TESTING

  • 1. The method to be used for testing each occupant restraint system for strollers is as follows:

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

    • (b) secure the roller block fixture with the lap belt of the stroller (Figure A);

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

    • (d) apply a force of 200 N in a direction normal to the belt (Figure B), 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 steps (d) and (e) nine more times at one second intervals;

    • (g) repeat step (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 possible method, in a direction that places strain on one anchorage attachment point, 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 steps (i) and (j) for each of the remaining anchorage attachment points.

Figures A and B. Specifications, measurements and illustration for roller block fixture. The roller block fixture consists of three, free-rolling 45 mm diameter rollers, axially connected together to form a triangular shape. The two rollers forming the base of the triangle are 130 mm apart (as measured from their axis), 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.