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

Regulations are current to 2019-04-25 and last amended on 2015-05-15. Previous Versions

PART 2CMVSS 213 — Child Restraint Systems (continued)

Information (continued)

Marginal note:Warning — air bag

  •  (1) Every child restraint system that can be used in a rear-facing position must bear the air bag 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 at either of the following locations and be fully visible to a person installing the restraint system:

    • (a) on the side of the restraint system that will face the right front passenger door when the restraint system is facing rearward; or

    • (b) at the location where the child’s head would rest or adjacent to that location.

Marginal note:Installation instructions

  •  (1) Every child restraint system 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) installing the restraint system in an aircraft passenger seat referred to in subsection 2.1.2 of Test Method 213;

    • (c) positioning a child in the restraint system; and

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

  • 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 that the restraint system may be used with a lower universal anchorage system; and

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

  • Marginal note:Storage of instructions

    (4) Every child restraint system must have a place for the storage of instructions.

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PART 3CMVSS 213.1 — Infant Restraint Systems

General

Marginal note:Interpretation

 In this Part, Test Method 213.1 means Test Method 213.1 — Infant Restraint Systems (May 2012), published by the Department of Transport.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 22

Marginal note:Restraint system designed to face the rear

 Every infant restraint system must be designed to face the rear of the vehicle.

Marginal note:Restraint of torso

 Every infant restraint system must, when the anthropomorphic test device is positioned in the restraint system in accordance with subsection 4.5.2 or 4.6.2 of Test Method 213.1,

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

  • Marginal note:Restraint system with tether strap

    (2) If an infant 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 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) by means of the tether strap together with a lower connector system, without using any other means of attachment.

Marginal note:Restraint system with removable base

 If an infant restraint system 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 a lower connector system on the base.

Marginal note:Part designed to restrain an infant

 Every part of an infant restraint system 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 316(1)(d), when the infant is positioned in the restraint system in accordance with the instructions referred to in paragraph 318(1)(c) and the restraint system is adjusted in accordance with the instructions referred to in paragraph 318(1)(d).

Marginal note:Audible or visible indication

 Every infant 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.

Marginal note:Flammability

 Every infant restraint system 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 an infant restraint system 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 an infant restraint system must

  • (a) under the conditions set out in section 3 of Test Method 213.1,

    • (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 213.1, 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 213.1.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 24

Marginal note:Webbing

 Any webbing that is designed to secure an infant restraint system to a user-ready tether anchorage or to a lower universal anchorage system, or to restrain an infant 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 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 213.1, have a width of not less than 38 mm, measured as specified in S5.1(a) of TSD 209.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 17

Contactable Surfaces

Marginal note:Contactable surfaces

 Every infant restraint system must provide

  • (a) for the support of the infant’s back, a continuous surface that is flat or concave and has an area of not less than 54 800 mm2; and

  • (b) for the support of the sides of the infant’s torso, continuous surfaces that are flat or concave and have an area of not less than 30 500 mm2 each.

 
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