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Playpens Regulations (SOR/2018-186)

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Regulations are current to 2024-05-01 and last amended on 2022-12-19. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE 11(Section 26)Test for Latching or Locking Mechanisms

  • 1 The following method is to be used for testing the latching or locking mechanism of a top rail of a playpen:

    • (a) assemble the playpen according to the manufacturer’s instructions, omitting any attachments that could interfere with the conduct of the test;

    • (b) take the steps that are necessary to ensure that the hinges of only one top rail are unlatched or unlocked and, if applicable, that the centre floor hub is latched or locked;

    • (c) attempt to place the top rail in the manufacturer’s recommended use position;

    • (d) observe whether the top rail folds within two seconds;

    • (e) if the top rail did not fold within the two seconds, gradually apply over a period of five seconds a force of 44 N to the location on the top rail that is most likely to result in the top rail folding, maintain the force for 30 seconds and observe whether the top rail folds while the force is applied;

    • (f) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (c) to (e) four more times for the same top rail; and

    • (g) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (b) to (f) for all the other top rails.


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