Safety standards for child car seats

From Transport Canada

All child car seats and booster seats sold in Canada must be designed and manufactured to follow regulations under Canada’s Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

Read the full regulations, the related Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and test methods on the summary page Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations (SOR/2010-90).

To find the specifications needed to pass compliance testing, see:

Standard Seat Assembly Specifications for Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations Compliance Testing.

For information on choosing a safe child car seat or booster seat, see Child car seat safety.

Contact us for information on safety standards for child car seats

Transport Canada
Motor Vehicle Safety

Email: mvs-sa@tc.gc.ca
Telephone
: 1-800-333-0371 (toll-free), 1-613-998-8616 (Ottawa region)

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