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

Regulations are current to 2019-12-03 and last amended on 2019-07-10. Previous Versions

PART 1General (continued)

Reports

Marginal note:Initial report — notice to current owners

  •  (1) Within five working days after the day on which a company begins sending a notice of defect or non-compliance to current owners, the company must provide the Minister with a report containing

    • (a) a copy of the notice;

    • (b) a sample of the envelope used to mail the notice;

    • (c) the date on which the company began sending notices;

    • (d) the date on which the company finished, or expects to finish, sending notices; and

    • (e) the number of restraint systems or booster seats that are subject to the notice.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) Despite paragraph (1)(b), a company is not required to provide a sample of the envelope if it uses an envelope that has previously been provided as a sample to the Minister and the report includes the date on which the sample was provided.

  • Marginal note:Initial report — notice to prescribed persons

    (3) Within five working days after the day on which a company begins sending a notice of defect or non-compliance to prescribed persons, the company must provide to the Minister a report containing

    • (a) a copy of the notice; and

    • (b) if no notices are sent to current owners, the number of restraint systems or booster seats that are subject to the notice.

  • Marginal note:Follow-up reports

    (4) For a period of five years beginning on the 60th day after the day on which a company gives a notice to the Minister under subsection 10(1) or 10.1(1) of the Act, the company must provide the Minister, within five working days after the day on which they are sent to their recipients, a copy of any of the following communications, with the date on which they were sent to their recipients:

    • (a) communications sent to more than one current owner relating to the defect or non-compliance; and

    • (b) communications sent to more than one prescribed person relating to

      • (i) the information set out in subsection 110(9) or 110.01(9), and

      • (ii) the defect or non-compliance.

  • SOR/2019-253, s. 5

Marginal note:Quarterly reports

  •  (1) For the purposes of section 10.2 of the Act, a company that gives a notice of defect or non-compliance to a current owner or a prescribed person must provide the Minister with quarterly reports that contain the following information:

    • (a) the motor vehicle safety recall number that is issued by the Department of Transport;

    • (b) the number, title or other identification that is assigned by the company to the notice;

    • (c) the number of restraint systems or booster seats that are subject to the notice, including the day on which the number was updated by the company;

    • (d) the number of restraint systems or booster seats for which corrective measures have been taken, including those that required only an inspection, and the day on which that number was determined by the company; and

    • (e) a statement setting out the manner in which the company disposed of the defective parts, restraint systems or booster seats.

  • Marginal note:Calendar

    (2) The company must provide the Minister with quarterly reports, in accordance with the following schedule, for a period of two years beginning on the 60th day after the day on which the company gives a notice to the Minister under subsection 10(1) or 10.1(1) of the Act:

    • (a) for the first calendar quarter, from January 1 through March 31, on or before April 30;

    • (b) for the second calendar quarter, from April 1 through June 30, on or before July 30;

    • (c) for the third calendar quarter, from July 1 through September 30, on or before October 30; and

    • (d) for the fourth calendar quarter, from October 1 through December 31, on or before January 30 of the following year.

  • SOR/2019-253, s. 5

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PART 2CMVSS 213 — Child Restraint Systems

General

Marginal note:Interpretation

 In this Part, Test Method 213 means Test Method 213 — Child Restraint Systems (May 2012), published by the Department of Transport.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 22

Marginal note:Restraint of torso and crotch

 Every child restraint system must, when the anthropomorphic test device is positioned in the restraint system in accordance with subsection 4.4.2 or 4.5.2 of Test Method 213,

  • (a) restrain the upper torso by means of

    • (i) in the case of a forward-facing restraint system,

      • (A) belts passing over each shoulder, or

      • (B) a fixed or movable surface that conforms to the requirements of section 211, or

    • (ii) in the case of a rear-facing restraint system, belts passing over each shoulder;

  • (b) restrain the lower torso by means of

    • (i) a pelvic restraint making an angle of at least 45° but not more than 90° with the seating surface of the restraint system at the pelvic restraint attachment points, or

    • (ii) a fixed or movable surface that conforms to the requirements of section 211; and

  • (c) in the case of a forward-facing restraint system, restrain the crotch by means of

    • (i) a crotch belt that is connectable to the pelvic restraint or to any other device used to restrain the lower torso, or

    • (ii) a fixed or movable surface that conforms to the requirements of section 211.

Marginal note:Means of securing forward-facing child restraint system

  •  (1) Every forward-facing child restraint system must be designed to be secured to a vehicle

    • (a) by means of a vehicle seat belt together with the tether strap provided with the restraint system, without using any other means of attachment; and

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

  • Marginal note:Rear-facing child restraint system

    (2) Subject to subsection (3), every rear-facing child restraint system must be designed to be secured to a vehicle

    • (a) by means of a vehicle seat belt, without using any other means of attachment; and

    • (b) by means of a lower connector system, without using any other means of attachment.

  • Marginal note:Rear-facing child restraint system with tether strap

    (3) If a rear-facing child restraint system 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, without using any other means of attachment; and

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

Marginal note:Belts and movable surfaces designed to restrain a child

 Every belt or movable surface that is part of a child restraint system and that is designed to restrain a child must be adjustable to snugly fit a child whose mass and height are within the ranges indicated in the statement referred to in paragraph 218(1)(d), when the child is positioned in the restraint system in accordance with the instructions referred to in paragraph 220(1)(c) and the restraint system is adjusted in accordance with the instructions referred to in paragraph 220(1)(d).

Marginal note:Audible or visible indication

 Every child restraint 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.

 
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