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

Regulations are current to 2019-06-20 and last amended on 2015-05-15. Previous Versions

PART 3CMVSS 213.1 — Infant Restraint Systems (continued)

Information (continued)

Marginal note:Warning — air bag

  •  (1) Every infant restraint system 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 infant’s head would rest or adjacent to that location.

Marginal note:Installation instructions

  •  (1) Every infant 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 213.1;

    • (c) positioning an infant in the restraint system; and

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

  • 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;

    • (c) if the restraint system has a means of automatically repositioning the seating surface, specify that the ability of the restraint system to change position must not be impeded;

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

    • (e) if the 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, specify whether the restraint system must be used with or without the base when the restraint system is installed in an aircraft passenger seat.

  • Marginal note:Storage of instructions

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

[319 to 399 reserved]

PART 4CMVSS 213.2 — Booster Seats

General

Marginal note:Interpretation

 In this Part, Test Method 213.2 means Test Method 213.2 — Booster Seats (May 2012), published by the Department of Transport.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 22

Marginal note:Means of securing booster seat

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), every booster seat 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) if the booster seat is equipped with a lower connector system and the manufacturer recommends its use, by means of the lower connector system, without using any other means of attachment.

  • Marginal note:Booster seat with tether strap

    (2) If the booster seat is equipped with a tether strap and the manufacturer recommends its use, the booster seat 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) if the booster seat is equipped with a lower connector system and the manufacturer recommends its use, by means of the tether strap together with the lower connector system, without using any other means of attachment.

  • Marginal note:Forward movement of torso

    (3) A booster seat must not have any part that limits the forward movement of the torso during frontal impact.

Marginal note:Audible or visible indication

 Every booster seat 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 booster seat must be constructed only of materials that conform to the requirements of TSD 302.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 23

Tether Strap Attachments and Webbing

Marginal note:Conformity with TSD 209

 Every tether strap attachment and related piece of adjustment hardware that is part of a booster seat must conform to the requirements of S4.3(a)(2) and (b) of TSD 209.

Marginal note:Webbing

 Any webbing that is designed to secure a booster seat to a user-ready tether anchorage or to a lower universal anchorage 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 at least 15 000 N;

  • (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; and

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

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 18

Contactable Surfaces

Marginal note:Rigid structural elements

 Any rigid structural element underlying a contactable surface of a booster seat must not have

  • (a) a protrusion, with any padding or flexible overlay material removed, of more than 9.5 mm; or

  • (b) an exposed edge with a radius of less than 6.4 mm.

Testing

Marginal note:Dynamic testing

 A booster seat that is subjected to a dynamic test in accordance with section 3 of Test Method 213.2 must, when in any adjustment position,

  • (a) exhibit no complete separation of any load-bearing structural element, and no partial separation exposing a surface with

    • (i) a protrusion of more than 9.5 mm, or

    • (ii) a radius of less than 6.4 mm;

  • (b) remain in the same adjustment position during the test as it was in immediately before the test began, except a component of the booster seat used to ensure that the vehicle seat belt is adjusted as recommended by the manufacturer;

  • (c) except in the case of a booster seat 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), limit the resultant acceleration at the location of the accelerometer mounted in the upper thorax of the anthropomorphic test device to not more than 60 g, except for intervals of not more than 3 ms;

  • (d) except in the case of a booster seat 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), limit the resultant acceleration of the centre of gravity of the head of the anthropomorphic test device during the movement of the head towards the front of the vehicle to not more than 80 g, except for intervals of not more than 3 ms, unless it is established that any resultant acceleration above 80 g is caused by another part of the anthropomorphic test device striking its head;

  • (e) except in the case of a booster seat 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), not 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 is 813 mm forward of the Z point on the standard seat assembly, measured along the SORL; and

  • (f) except in the case of a booster seat 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), not 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.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 25
 
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