Government of Canada / Gouvernement du Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada

Search

Playpens Regulations (SOR/2018-186)

Full Document:  

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

SCHEDULE 4(Section 10)Test for Openings

  • 1 The following method is to be used for testing completely bounded openings that are formed or exposed in the surfaces that define the occupant retention area of a playpen or sleep accessory:

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

    • (b) inside the occupant retention area, place a solid rectangular block that measures 60 mm × 100 mm × 100 mm against a side of the playpen or sleep accessory in a location where the application of force is likely to create or expose a completely bounded opening;

    • (c) gradually apply a force of 90 N to the block over a period of five seconds and maintain the force for an additional 10 seconds;

    • (d) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (b) and (c) for all the other locations that are likely to create or expose a completely bounded opening in that side;

    • (e) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (b) to (d) for all the other sides;

    • (f) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (b) to (d) for the playing surface or sleeping surface, but place the block on the surface;

    • (g) by gradually applying a force of 90 N over a period of five seconds and maintaining the force for an additional 10 seconds, attempt to pass the block, in all possible orientations, through any completely bounded opening that is located — or that was created or exposed as a result of the steps set out in paragraphs (b) to (f) — in each of the surfaces that define the occupant retention area;

    • (h) if the playpen or sleep accessory has a structural cover, attempt to undo the zippers, snaps or other similar fasteners that attach it to the playpen or accessory by applying a force of 90 N in any direction to each of them; and

    • (i) repeat the step set out in paragraph (g) for all the other completely bounded openings that are created or exposed in the surfaces that define the occupant retention area.

 
Date modified: