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 4CMVSS 213.2 — Booster Seats (continued)

Testing (continued)

Marginal note:Quasi-static test

 A booster seat that is subjected to a quasi-static test in accordance with section 4 of Test Method 213.2 must not deflect more than 25 mm.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 19

Information

Marginal note:Information

  •  (1) Every booster seat 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 booster seat;

    • (b) the model name and number of the booster seat;

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

    • (d) a statement indicating that the booster seat must be used only by persons whose mass is at least 18 kg;

    • (e) 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 booster seat; and

    • (f) an installation diagram that shows the booster seat occupant restrained to the vehicle by means of a continuous-loop lap and shoulder belt and the booster seat installed as recommended by the manufacturer, and

      • (i) if the booster seat is equipped with a tether strap and the manufacturer recommends its use, the booster seat secured to the vehicle by means of the tether strap, and

      • (ii) if the booster seat is equipped with a lower connector system and the manufacturer recommends its use, the booster seat secured to the vehicle by means of the lower connector system.

  • 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 (f) must be fully visible at all times, even when the booster seat is occupied.

Marginal note:Installation instructions

  •  (1) Every booster seat 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 booster seat in a vehicle;

    • (b) positioning a person in the booster seat; and

    • (c) adjusting every part of the booster seat.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) The instructions referred to in paragraph (1)(a) must state that the booster seat, 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 booster seat may or may not be used;

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

    • (c) explain the primary consequences of not following the warnings appearing on the booster seat.

  • Marginal note:Storage of instructions

    (4) Every booster seat must have a place for the storage of instructions.

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PART 5CMVSS 213.3 — Restraint Systems for Disabled Persons

General

Marginal note:Interpretation

 In this Part, Test Method 213.3 means Test Method 213.3 — Restraint Systems for Disabled Persons (May 2012), published by the Department of Transport.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 22

Marginal note:Restraint of torso and crotch

 Every restraint system for disabled persons must

  • (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 514, 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 514; 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 514.

Marginal note:Means of securing restraint system

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), every mass-produced restraint system for disabled persons 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 restraint system 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:Restraint system with tether strap

    (2) If the mass-produced restraint system for disabled persons 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) if the restraint system 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:Audible or visible indication

 Every mass-produced restraint system for disabled persons 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:Custom restraint system

  •  (1) Every custom restraint system for a disabled person, other than a custom restraint system for a disabled person that is designed to be used only in school buses, must be designed to be secured to a vehicle by means of a vehicle seat belt together with the tether strap provided with the restraint system, without using any other means of attachment.

  • Marginal note:Custom restraint system — school buses

    (2) Every custom restraint system for a disabled person that is designed to be used only in school buses must be designed to be secured to a school bus by either or both of the following means:

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

    • (b) belts that wrap around a school bus seat or seat back, without using any other means of attachment.

Marginal note:Flammability

 Every restraint system for disabled persons must be constructed only of materials that conform to the requirements of TSD 302.

  • SOR/2013-117, s. 23

Belts, Buckles and Webbing

Marginal note:Belts

 Every belt that is part of a restraint system for disabled persons and that is designed to restrain a disabled person must not impose on the person any loads that result from the mass of the restraint system.

 
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