1 The following method is to be used for testing the top rail of a playpen that is affixed to brackets that are located above a post:
(a) assemble the playpen according to the manufacturer’s instructions, omitting any attachments that could interfere with the conduct of the test;
(b) secure the playpen by using any blocking or support that does not interfere with the conduct of the test;
(c) mount at the centre of a top rail a rigid moment arm that has a mass of less than 2.2 kg, has a length of at least 610 mm and has two clamping surfaces — each having a surface area that is a minimum of 6.5 cm2 and a maximum of 26 cm2 — in such a way that it extends horizontally towards the exterior of the playpen;
(d) over a period of 10 seconds, gradually apply a force — in a direction that is perpendicular to the moment arm and is upwards — to a location that is 610 mm from the centre of the top rail until a force of 89 N is reached or the moment arm has rotated 90° and then maintain the force for 10 seconds;
(e) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (c) and (d) on the same top rail but apply the force downwards; and
(f) repeat the steps set out in paragraphs (c) to (e) for all the other top rails.
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