OTTAWA, Nov. 25, 2011 /CNW/ - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of
Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced that the
Government of Canada is proposing regulatory amendments to allow
built-in child seats and built-in booster seats for use by larger and
"Research on child safety tells us that kids are safer when they use
child restraints for as long as possible before graduating to using
only seat belts," said Minister Lebel. "So, today, in the interest of
safety, our government is proposing amendments to increase the size
limits of integrated child restraints so our children can use them
The proposed amendment would align the requirements for built-in child
restraints with recently proposed, strengthened amendments for
removable child restraints. The amendment also includes measures to
address several comments received from Parliament's Standing Joint
Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations. For example, the number of
child seat anchors required per vehicle type now includes all possible
Additionally, this amendment aligns, as much as possible, the Canadian
requirements with those of the United States, and includes the use of
advanced test dummies and updated testing performance criteria.
The Regulation amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (specifically, Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards Number 209, Seat Belt Assemblies, 210.1, User-ready Tether Anchorages for Restraint Systems, 210.2, Lower Universal Anchorage Systems for Restraint Systems and Booster
Cushions and 223, Rear Impact Guards) will be pre-published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on November 26, 2011.
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