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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 16(Subsection 32(2))Test for Angle of Foldable Mattress Pad of Sleep Accessories

  • 1 The following method is to be used for testing the angle of the surfaces adjacent to a fold in a foldable mattress pad that is supplied with, or that is designed or advertised to be used with, a sleep accessory:

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

    • (b) place the playpen on a horizontal surface in the manufacturer’s recommended use position;

    • (c) place the sleep accessory on, or fix it to, the playpen in the manufacturer’s recommended use position;

    • (d) if the playpen or sleep accessory rocks or swings, disable that function;

    • (e) establish a horizontal reference plane by placing on the horizontal surface and near the playpen an inclinometer with a minimum resolution of 0.5° and set it out to zero;

    • (f) place a cylinder that has a mass of 7.6 kg, a length of 305 mm and a diameter of 152 mm horizontally on a fold in the foldable mattress pad so that the centre of the cylinder is above the fold and the cylinder is aligned parallel to that fold, and if the cylinder does not remain in that location, place a sufficient number of stops to immobilize it, with the total mass of the stops not exceeding 0.11 kg;

    • (g) place, within 12.7 mm of one of the ends of the cylinder, a steel block measuring 152 mm × 101.6 mm, that has a thickness of 12.7 mm and a mass of 1.5 kg so that one of the sides of the block is placed on the fold parallel to the central axis of the cylinder and ignore any contact that results from the block sliding and touching the cylinder;

    • (h) if the size of the sleep accessory does not allow the steel block to be placed in accordance with paragraph (g), move the cylinder off-centre sufficiently so that the block can be placed in accordance with that paragraph;

    • (i) if the size of the sleep accessory does not allow the steel block to be placed in accordance with paragraph (h), use a steel block with a mass of 1.5 kg that is of such a size that it can be placed in accordance with paragraph (g);

    • (j) place the inclinometer on the centre of the upper surface of the block and measure the angle that is formed between the upper surface of the block and the horizontal, while ensuring that the inclinometer does not come into contact with the upper surface of the foldable mattress pad;

    • (k) if the angle is greater than 7°, repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (g) to (j) two times and calculate the average of the three measurements;

    • (l) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (g) to (k) but move the block horizontally while maintaining the same orientation so that the opposite side of the block is placed on the same fold, parallel to the central axis of the cylinder;

    • (m) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (f) to (l) for all the other folds in the foldable mattress pad; and

    • (n) remove any removable component of the sleep accessory that supports the foldable mattress pad and repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (f) to (m).

 
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