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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 13(Section 28)Tests for Structural Integrity

  • 1 The following method is to be used for testing the structural integrity of the playing surface of a playpen, of any component of the playpen that is located below the playing surface and of the playpen’s rigid structural components under static conditions:

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

    • (b) place two wooden blocks, each of which has a square base that measures 152 mm × 152 mm, on the playing surface 152 mm apart at the location that is most likely to be damaged as a result of the step set out in paragraph (c); and

    • (c) apply a load of 23 kg to one block and a load of 14 kg to the other block, and leave the loads in place for 60 seconds.

  • 2 The following method is to be used for testing the structural integrity of the playing surface of a playpen, of any component of the playpen that is located below the playing surface and of the playpen’s rigid structural components under dynamic conditions:

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

    • (b) place a wooden block that has a square base that measures 152 mm × 152 mm on the playing surface at the location that is most likely to be damaged as a result of the step set out in paragraph (c);

    • (c) using a solid load of 14 kg, cause the load to fall freely onto the block from a height of 76 mm, measured from the upper surface of the block; and

    • (d) repeat the step set out in paragraph (c) 49 times at the rate of no more than 10 seconds between impacts for a total of 50 impacts.

 
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