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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 14(Section 29)Tests for Vertical Displacement of Removable Floor Pad and Removable and Foldable Component

  • 1 The following method is to be used for testing the vertical displacement of a removable floor pad of a playpen that is composed of a rigid panel or a series of rigid panels:

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

    • (b) attach a clamp with a 19-mm diameter clamping surface as close as possible to a corner of the removable floor pad;

    • (c) using the clamp, apply a vertical upwards force of 2.2 N;

    • (d) while maintaining the force, select a fixed reference point on the clamp that is near the upper surface of the removable floor pad, and another fixed reference point on the component on which the floor pad rests, directly below the first fixed reference point;

    • (e) using the clamp, gradually apply a vertical upwards force of 66 N over a period of five seconds;

    • (f) while maintaining the force, measure the vertical upwards displacement of the removable floor pad between the fixed reference points;

    • (g) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (b) to (f) to the other corners; and

    • (h) if the removable floor pad is foldable, repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (b) to (f) to other locations on the removable floor pad that are most likely to be displaced upwards and that are situated along the edges of the removable floor pad that are parallel to the axis around which the floor pad folds.

  • 2 The following method is to be used for testing the vertical displacement of a removable and foldable component of a playpen that is composed of a rigid panel or a series of rigid panels and on which a removable floor pad rests:

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

    • (b) remove the removable floor pad;

    • (c) attach a clamp with a 19-mm diameter clamping surface as close as possible to a corner of the removable and foldable component;

    • (d) using the clamp, apply a vertical upwards force of 2.2 N;

    • (e) while maintaining the force, select a fixed reference point on the clamp that is near the upper surface of the removable and foldable component, and another fixed reference point on the component on which the floor pad rests, directly below the first fixed reference point;

    • (f) using the clamp, gradually apply a vertical upwards force of 66 N over a period of five seconds;

    • (g) while maintaining the force, measure the vertical upwards displacement of the removable and foldable component between the fixed reference points; and

    • (h) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (c) to (g) to the other corners and other locations on the removable and foldable component that are most likely to be displaced upwards and that are situated along the edges of the removable and foldable component that are parallel to the axis around which the component folds.

 
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