Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations (SOR/2010-90)

Regulations are current to 2019-05-22 and last amended on 2015-05-15. Previous Versions

PART 5CMVSS 213.3 — Restraint Systems for Disabled Persons (continued)

Testing (continued)

Marginal note:Forward-facing mass-produced restraint system

 A forward-facing mass-produced restraint system for disabled persons that is subjected to a dynamic test in accordance with section 4 of Test Method 213.3 must not, when in any adjustment position for which there is no warning under subparagraph 521(1)(f)(ii),

  • (a) except in the case of a restraint system tested with the anthropomorphic test device specified in subpart S, part 572, chapter V, title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations of the United States (revised as of October 1, 2012), allow any portion of the head of the anthropomorphic test device to pass through the vertical transverse plane — shown as the forward excursion limit in Figures 5 and 6 of Schedule 7 — that, measured along the SORL, is

    • (i) 720 mm forward of the Z point on the standard seat assembly in the case of a restraint system designed to be used by a person whose mass is not more than 30 kg, and

    • (ii) 813 mm forward of the Z point on the standard seat assembly for a restraint system designed to be used by a person whose mass is more than 30 kg;

  • (b) except in the case of a restraint system tested with the anthropomorphic test device specified in subpart S, part 572, chapter V, title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations of the United States (revised as of October 1, 2012), allow either knee pivot point to pass through the vertical transverse plane — shown as the forward excursion limit in Figures 5 and 6 of Schedule 7 — that is 915 mm forward of the Z point on the standard seat assembly, measured along the SORL; and

  • (c) allow the angle between the restraint system’s back support surface and seating surface to be less than 45° at the completion of the test.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 25

Marginal note:Rear-facing mass-produced restraint system

 A rear-facing mass-produced restraint system for disabled persons that is subjected to a dynamic test in accordance with section 4 of Test Method 213.3 must, when in any adjustment position for which there is no warning under subparagraph 521(1)(f)(ii),

  • (a) retain the torso of the anthropomorphic test device within the restraint system, and not allow any portion of the target points on either side of the device’s head, located on the transverse axis passing through the centre of mass of the device’s head and perpendicular to the head’s midsagittal plane, to pass at any time, during or immediately after the test, either through the transverse orthogonal planes formed by the extension of the seat back frontal surface plane of the restraint system and by the plane that passes through the uppermost point of the restraint system, as shown in Figure 7 of Schedule 7, or through the vertical transverse plane passing through point X on the standard seat assembly, as shown in Figure 8 of Schedule 7; and

  • (b) not allow the angle between the vertical and the back and head support surface, measured 240 mm above the seating surface, to be more than 70° at any time during the test.

Information

Marginal note:Information — mass-produced restraint systems

  •  (1) Every mass-produced restraint system for disabled persons must have stitched onto it, indelibly moulded into or onto it, or indelibly printed on a label affixed to it in a permanent manner, the following information:

    • (a) the name and principal place of business of the company that manufactured, imported or sold the restraint system;

    • (b) the model name and number of the restraint system;

    • (c) the date of manufacture of the restraint system, as shown in Schedule 5, with the year, month and day above the corresponding wording in both official languages;

    • (d) a statement indicating — in units based on the International System of Units followed by the corresponding imperial units in parentheses — the mass and height range of the persons for whom the manufacturer recommends the restraint system when it is used in a forward-facing and, where applicable, a rear-facing position;

    • (e) a statement indicating whether the restraint system conforms to the inversion test requirements referred to in section 517;

    • (f) a warning indicating

      • (i) that the restraint system is designed for use by a disabled person,

      • (ii) if the restraint system is not designed to be used at certain adjustment positions or with trays or tables or certain webbing assemblies, that those adjustment positions, trays, tables or webbing assemblies must not be used,

      • (iii) if the restraint system is equipped with a lower connector system and is to be used by a disabled person with a mass of 30 kg or less, that the restraint system must be secured to the vehicle as shown in the installation instructions by either of the following means and, if the restraint system is equipped with a tether strap and the manufacturer recommends its use, by means of the tether strap:

        • (A) the lower connector system, if the restraint system is installed in a seating position that is equipped with a lower universal anchorage system, or

        • (B) a vehicle seat belt, if the restraint system is installed in a seating position that is not equipped with a lower universal anchorage system,

      • (iv) if the restraint system is equipped with a lower connector system or a tether strap and is to be used by a disabled person with a mass of more than 30 kg, that the restraint system must be secured to the vehicle by means of a vehicle seat belt only,

      • (v) if the restraint system is not equipped with a lower connector system, that the restraint system must be secured to the vehicle as shown in the installation instruction by means of a vehicle seat belt and, if the restraint system is equipped with a tether strap and the manufacturer recommends its use, by means of the tether strap,

      • (vi) if the restraint system is equipped with belts for restraining a disabled person, that the belts provided with the restraint system must be snugly adjusted around the person, and

      • (vii) if the restraint system is equipped with a fixed or movable surface for restraining the disabled person and belts for restraining the disabled person, that the surface alone is not sufficient to restrain the person; and

    • (g) an installation diagram that shows the restraint system

      • (i) installed as recommended by the manufacturer in a seating position that is equipped only with a lap belt and secured to the vehicle by means of the belt and, if the restraint system is equipped with a tether strap and the manufacturer recommends its use, by means of the tether strap,

      • (ii) installed as recommended by the manufacturer in a seating position that is equipped only with a continuous-loop lap and shoulder belt, and secured to the vehicle by means of the belt and, if the restraint system is equipped with a tether strap and the manufacturer recommends its use, by means of the tether strap, and

      • (iii) if the restraint system is equipped with a lower connector system, installed as recommended by the manufacturer in a seating position that is equipped with a lower universal anchorage system, and secured to the vehicle by means of the lower connector system and, if the restraint system is equipped with a tether strap and the manufacturer recommends its use, by means of the tether strap.

  • Marginal note:Official languages and print size

    (2) The information referred to in subsection (1) must be in both official languages and in characters of at least 10 points, except for the words “year/année”, “month/mois” and “day/jour” under the date of manufacture, which may be in characters of at least 8 points.

  • Marginal note:Visibility of information

    (3) The information referred to in paragraphs (1)(d) to (g) must be fully visible at all times, even when the restraint system is occupied.

Marginal note:Warning — school buses

  •  (1) Every custom restraint system for a disabled person that is designed to be used only in school buses must bear the school bus restraint system warning label shown in Schedule 6, and the label must conform to the requirements of that schedule.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) The label referred to in subsection (1) must be affixed in a permanent manner and be fully visible.

Marginal note:Information — custom restraint systems

 Every custom restraint system for a disabled person must be accompanied by a document, in both official languages, that contains the following information:

  • (a) a statement that the restraint system must be used only by the person for whom the restraint system was designed;

  • (b) the name and principal place of business of the company that manufactured, imported or sold the restraint system;

  • (c) the date of manufacture of the restraint system, as shown in Schedule 5, with the year, month and day above the corresponding wording in both official languages;

  • (d) except in the case of a custom restraint system for a disabled person that is designed to be used only in school buses, a statement that the restraint system conforms to the prescribed standards applicable on the date of manufacture;

  • (e) a statement indicating whether the restraint system conforms to the inversion test requirements referred to in section 517;

  • (f) if the restraint system is designed to be used with a tether strap, a statement that the tether strap must be properly attached to the vehicle and indicating how to attach the tether strap;

  • (g) a warning indicating

    • (i) if the restraint system is not designed to be used at certain adjustment positions or with trays or tables or certain webbing assemblies, that those adjustment positions, trays, tables or webbing assemblies must not be used,

    • (ii) if the restraint system has a belt with a hook and loop fastener (for example, a Velcro-type fastener) that is designed to restrain a disabled person, that the fastener alone is not sufficient to restrain the disabled person, and that only belts that include buckles must be used to restrain the person, and

    • (iii) if the restraint system is designed to restrain a disabled person by means of a fixed or movable surface and by means of belts, that the surface alone is not sufficient to restrain the person.

 
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