This agenda item relates to UN R44 Child Restraint Systems.

31. The expert from CLEPA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/3 and GRSP-59-04 proposing to update the references to the European standard on toxicity and flammability of materials used to manufacture Child Restraint Systems (CRS). The expert from Japan introduced GRSP-59-05 and amending this proposal. GRSP adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/3, as amended by Annex III to this report. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposal for consideration and vote at the November 2016 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as draft Supplement 12 to the 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 44.

32. The expert from the Russian Federation introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/9 to align the Russian and English texts of the UN Regulation. GRSP adopted the proposal not amended and requested the secretariat to submit it for consideration and vote at the November 2016 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as draft Corrigendum 2 to Revision 3 to UN Regulation No. 44.

33. The expert from Consumer International (CI) introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/11 to withdraw ISOFIX CRS from UN Regulation No. 44. The expert from CLEPA questioned the proposal since too many ISOFIX products were already in the market. Therefore, he suggested that the proposal would set a proper sunset clause for extension of ISOFIX CRS type approvals according to the UN Regulation and, thus, to avoid distortions in the type approval system. Thus, the expert from CI introduced GRSP-59-15-Rev.1, in cooperation with the experts from CLEPA and OICA. The expert from OICA suggesting that a supplement, rather than a new series of amendments would better fit the scope the proposal. The expert from China explained that the proposal would cause a backlash of costs in his country: national legislation GB 14166 had taken over a great part of the provisions of UN Regulation No. 44 including ISOFIX provisions. Finally, GRSP adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/11, as amended by Annex III to this report (GRSP-59-15-Rev.1). The secretariat was requested to submit the proposal (as a separate official document) for consideration and vote at the November 2016 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as part of (see para. 31) draft Supplement 12 to the 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 44.

34. The expert from the Netherlands introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/14, aimed at excluding different interpretations on the installations of CRS in UN Regulation No. 44. The expert from France, chairing the IWG on ECRS, reminded GRSP that IWG ECRS had dealt with this topic in working paper CRS-56-05. The Chair invited GRSP experts to further study ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/14 and working paper CRS-56-05 and agreed to resume discussion on this subject at its December 2016 session.

35. Finally, the expert from Spain on behalf of the Technical Services Group (TSG) on Regulations Nos. 44 and 129 gave a presentation (GRSP-59-17) on the result of work of TSG to introduce GRSP-59-02-Rev.2, updating testing provisions of UN Regulation No. 44. GRSP adopted the proposal as reproduced in Annex III to this report and requested the secretariat to submit the proposal for consideration and vote at the November 2016 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as part of draft Supplement 12 to the 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 44 (see paras. 31 and 33).

Documentation
CRS-56-05 | Preventing misuse with ECRS that can be used with and without shield (RDW)
GRSP-59-02/Rev.2 | Proposal for Supplement 12 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 44 (Spain)
GRSP-59-04 | Collective amendments to Regulations No. 44 and No. 129 (CLEPA)
GRSP-59-05 | Proposal for collective amendments to Regulations Nos. 44 and 129 (Japan)
GRSP-59-15/Rev.1 | Proposal for 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 44 (CI)
GRSP-59-17 | Meeting of Technical Special Group on Child Restraint Systems (Spain)
GRSP/2016/3 | Proposal for Supplement 12 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 44 (CLEPA)
GRSP/2016/9 | Proposal for draft Corrigendum 2 to Revision 3 (Russian only) to Regulation No. 44 (Russia)
GRSP/2016/11 | Proposal for 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 44 (CI)
GRSP/2016/14 | Proposal for a Supplement to Regulation No. 44 (Netherlands)