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

Regulations are current to 2019-07-01 and last amended on 2015-05-15. Previous Versions

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

Information (continued)

Marginal note:Installation instructions

  •  (1) Every mass-produced restraint system for disabled persons must be accompanied by printed instructions, in both official languages, that set out a step-by-step procedure, including diagrams, for

    • (a) installing and securing the restraint system in a vehicle;

    • (b) positioning a disabled person in the restraint system; and

    • (c) adjusting every part of the restraint system that is designed to restrain the person.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) The instructions referred to in paragraph (1)(a) must state that the restraint system, even when unoccupied, must be firmly secured to the vehicle.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (3) The instructions must

    • (a) specify the classes of vehicles, the seating positions and the types of vehicle seat belts with which the restraint system may or may not be used;

    • (b) specify whether the restraint system may be used with a lower universal anchorage system;

    • (c) explain the primary consequences of not following the warnings appearing on the restraint system;

    • (d) if the restraint system conforms to the inversion test requirements of section 517, provide a step-by-step procedure, including diagrams, for installing the restraint system in an aircraft passenger seat referred to in subsection 2.1.2 of Test Method 213.3, for restraining a disabled person in the restraint system when it is installed in the seat, and for adjusting the restraint system to fit the person; and

    • (e) if the restraint system conforms to the inversion test requirements of section 517 and is manufactured with a removable base, and the seating component of the restraint system is designed to be used in a vehicle with or without the base, specify whether the restraint system must be used with or without the base in an aircraft passenger seat.

  • Marginal note:Storage of instructions

    (4) Every mass-produced restraint system for disabled persons must have a place for the storage of instructions.

[525 to 599 reserved]

PART 6CMVSS 213.5 — Restraint Systems for Infants with Special Needs

General

Marginal note:Interpretation

 In this Part, Test Method 213.5 means Test Method 213.5 — Restraint Systems for Infants with Special Needs (May 2012), published by the Department of Transport.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 22

Marginal note:Restraint system designed to face the rear

 Every restraint system for infants with special needs must be designed to face the rear of the vehicle, except that a car bed must be designed to rest on the vehicle’s rear bench seat so that its longitudinal axis is perpendicular to the vertical longitudinal plane passing through the longitudinal axis of the vehicle.

Marginal note:Torso restraint

 Every restraint system for infants with special needs must, when the anthropomorphic test device is positioned in the restraint system in accordance with, in the case of a car bed, subsection 4.5.2 or 4.6.2 of Test Method 213.5 or, in the case of all other restraint systems for infants with special needs, subsection 4.5.3 or 4.6.3 of Test Method 213.5,

  • (a) restrain the upper torso by means of belts passing over each shoulder; and

  • (b) restrain the lower torso.

Marginal note:Means of securing restraint system

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), every restraint system for infants with special needs must be designed to be secured to a vehicle

    • (a) by means of a vehicle seat belt in such a manner that the belt will not impose directly on the infant any loads that result from the mass of the restraint system, and without using any other means of attachment; and

    • (b) if the restraint system is equipped with a lower connector system, by means of the lower connector system, without using any other means of attachment.

  • Marginal note:Restraint system with tether strap

    (2) If a restraint system for infants with special needs is equipped with a tether strap and the manufacturer recommends its use, the restraint system must be designed to be secured to a vehicle

    • (a) by means of the tether strap together with a vehicle seat belt in such a manner that the belt will not impose directly on the infant any loads that result from the mass of the restraint system, and without using any other means of attachment; and

    • (b) if the restraint system is equipped with a lower connector system, by means of the tether strap together with the lower connector system, without using any other means of attachment.

Marginal note:Restraint system with removable base

 If a restraint system for infants with special needs is equipped with a lower connector system and is manufactured with a removable base, and the seating component of the restraint system is designed to be used in a vehicle with or without the base, the restraint system must be equipped with the lower connector system on the base.

Marginal note:Car bed

 Every car bed must

  • (a) provide restraint against the sideways movement of the infant’s head towards the front of the vehicle by means of a head restraint; and

  • (b) have, in the shell of the car bed, a means of minimizing, when the car bed is installed in a vehicle in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, any loads to the top of the infant’s head in case of a side impact.

Marginal note:Restraint system to be adjustable

 Every part of a restraint system for infants with special needs that is designed to restrain an infant must be adjustable to snugly fit an infant whose mass and height are within the ranges indicated in the statement referred to in paragraph 616(1)(d), when the infant is positioned in the restraint system in accordance with the instructions referred to in paragraph 618(1)(b) and the restraint system is adjusted in accordance with the instructions referred to in paragraph 618(1)(c).

Marginal note:Audible or visible indication

 A restraint system for infants with special needs that is equipped with a lower connector system must provide a clear, audible indication when each connector in a lower connector system is securely attached to the lower universal anchorage system or a clear, visual indication that each connector is securely attached to the lower universal anchorage system.

Marginal note:Flammability

 Every restraint system for infants with special needs must be constructed only of materials that conform to the requirements of TSD 302.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 23

Belt Buckles and Webbing

Marginal note:Conformity with TSD 209

 Every belt buckle and related piece of adjustment hardware and every tether strap attachment and related piece of adjustment hardware that are part of a restraint system for infants with special needs must conform to the requirements of S4.3(a)(2) and (b) of TSD 209.

Marginal note:Belt buckles

 Every belt buckle that is fitted on a belt designed to restrain an infant in a restraint system for infants with special needs must

  • (a) under the conditions set out in section 3 of Test Method 213.5,

    • (i) not release when any force of less than 40 N is applied, and

    • (ii) release when a force of at least 40 N but not more than 62 N is applied;

  • (b) under the conditions set out in section 5 of Test Method 213.5, release when a force of not more than 71 N is applied;

  • (c) conform to the requirements of S4.3(d)(2) of TSD 209, except that the surface area of a belt buckle designed for push-button application must be at least 385 mm2;

  • (d) conform to the requirements of S4.3(g) of TSD 209; and

  • (e) not release during the dynamic tests specified in section 4 of Test Method 213.5.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 24

Marginal note:Webbing

 Any webbing that is designed to secure a restraint system for infants with special needs to a user-ready tether anchorage or to a lower universal anchorage system, or to restrain an infant with special needs within the restraint system, must

  • (a) when tested in accordance with S5.1(b) of TSD 209, before being tested for resistance to abrasion as specified in S5.1(d) or S5.3(c) of TSD 209, for resistance to light as specified in S5.1(e) of TSD 209 or for resistance to micro-organisms as specified in S5.1(f) of TSD 209, have a breaking strength of

    • (i) at least 15 000 N, in the case of webbing designed to secure the restraint system to the user-ready tether anchorage or to the lower universal anchorage system, or

    • (ii) at least 11 000 N, in the case of webbing designed to restrain an infant with special needs within the restraint system;

  • (b) when tested in accordance with S5.1(b) of TSD 209, after being tested for resistance to abrasion as specified in S5.1(d) or S5.3(c) of TSD 209, have a breaking strength of at least 75% of its initial breaking strength;

  • (c) conform to the requirements respecting breaking strength set out in S4.2(e) and (f) of TSD 209; and

  • (d) if contactable by the torso when the restraint system is tested in accordance with section 4 of Test Method 213.5, have a width of not less than 38 mm, measured as specified in S5.1(a) of TSD 209.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 21
 
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