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Playpens Regulations (SOR/2018-186)

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Regulations are current to 2020-07-28 and last amended on 2019-04-03. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE 12(Section 27)Test for Entanglement

  • 1 The following method is to be used for determining whether a mechanism, fastener or projection of a playpen that is accessible to the child poses an entanglement hazard:

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

    • (b) select a mechanism, fastener or projection to be tested that is accessible to the child;

    • (c) attempt to place the centre axis of the ring gauge illustrated in Figure 1 to this schedule perpendicular to the surface of the component of the playpen to which the mechanism, fastener or projection is affixed;

    • (d) if the mechanism, fastener or projection extends beyond the thickness of the ring gauge, place the short loop of the load illustrated in Figure 2 to this schedule around the mechanism, fastener or projection with the load freely hanging down;

    • (e) repeat the step set out in paragraph (d) using the long loop of the load with the load hanging over the top rail of the playpen and freely hanging on the other side; and

    • (f) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (c) to (e) for all the other mechanisms, fasteners or projections of the playpen that is accessible to the child.

    Figure 1 — Ring gauge

    The ring gauge is a washer whose interior surface has a diameter of 15.9 mm, whose exterior surface has a diameter of 25.4 mm and whose thickness is 3.0 mm.

    Figure 2 — Load

    The load is a 2-kg cylinder with a diameter of 63.5 mm. One loop having a perimeter of 760 mm or greater and another loop having a perimeter of 150 mm are attached to the top of the load with a closed eye bolt.
 
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