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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 2(Subsection 7(1))Test for Strength of Mesh and Integrity of Attachment

  • 1 The following method is to be used for testing the strength of mesh on a playpen or accessory and the integrity of its attachment to that product:

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

    • (b) place the playpen or accessory on a horizontal surface on its side so that the side with the mesh panel that is being tested is positioned above the opposite side and, if necessary, secure it by using any blocking or support that maintains its position and that does not act directly on the frame of the side that is being tested;

    • (c) apply a load of 9.18 kg that has a rectangular base that measures 150 mm × 75 mm to the geometric centre of the mesh panel or, if any exterior framing interferes with the test, as close as possible to the geometric centre, so that the 150-mm dimension of the load is aligned parallel to the top rail of the side that is being tested, in the following way:

      • (i) gradually apply the load over a period of five seconds,

      • (ii) leave the load in place for 10 seconds,

      • (iii) gradually remove the load over a period of five seconds, and

      • (iv) allow a recovery time of 10 seconds;

    • (d) repeat the step set out in paragraph (c) nine times for a total of 10 applications;

    • (e) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (c) and (d) on the top portion of the mesh panel in the following way:

      • (i) align the load so that the 75-mm dimension is parallel to the top edge of the mesh panel, and

      • (ii) apply the load to the mesh panel so that the centre of the 75-mm dimension of the load is 25 mm below the centre of the top edge of the panel;

    • (f) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (c) and (d) on the bottom portion of the mesh panel in the following way:

      • (i) align the load so that the 75-mm dimension is parallel to the bottom edge of the mesh panel, and

      • (ii) apply the load to the mesh panel so that the centre of the 75-mm dimension of the load is 25 mm above the centre of the bottom edge of the panel;

    • (g) if the bottom of the playpen or accessory has a mesh panel, place the product upside down on a horizontal surface and, if necessary, secure it by using any blocking or support that maintains its position and that does not act directly on the frame of the bottom of the product, and repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (c) to (f); and

    • (h) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (b) to (g) on all the other mesh panels of the playpen or accessory.

 
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