This agenda item relates to UN R129 Enhanced Child Restraints.

41. The expert from Spain introduced GRSP-59-03-Rev.1, as a parallel amendment to UN Regulation No. 44 (see para. 35 above) to improve testing methods. GRSP adopted the proposal as reproduced in Annex V to this report. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposals for consideration and vote at the November 2016 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1, as draft Supplement 5 to the original text of UN Regulation No. 129 and as draft Supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 129.

42. GRSP noted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/5, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/6, GRSP-59-04 and GRSP-59-05 as parallel amendments (already adopted for UN Regulation No. 44) to update the references to the European standard on toxicity and flammability of materials used to manufacture CRS (see para. 31 above). GRSP adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/5 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/6, as amended by Annex V to this report. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposals for consideration and vote at the November 2016 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1, as part of (see para. 41) draft Supplement 5 to the original text of UN Regulation No. 129 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/5) and as part of (see para. 41 above) draft Supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 129 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/6).

43. The expert from France, Chair of the IWG on Enhanced Child Restraint Systems (ECRS), gave a presentation (GRSP-59-14) on the work progress of the IWG which introducing the latest changes (GRSP-59-08-Rev.1) to the official proposal of the 02 series of amendments to the UN Regulation (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/4). He explained that the proposed new series of amendments aimed at including: (i) ECRS from the booster seat category (booster seat with backrest) into the scope of UN Regulation No. 129 and (ii) the proposal from Spain (GRSP-59-03-Rev.1). He concluded that this latest draft series would be acknowledged as Phase 2 of the UN Regulation.

44. GRSP finally adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/4, as reproduced in Addendum 1 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 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 129.

45. Moreover, the expert from the Russian Federation introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/10, 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 the original version of UN Regulation No. 129.

46. Referring to the discussion held under agenda item 9 (para. 17: The expert from CLEPA informed GRSP that due the lack of time, no new updated proposals were available to introduce provisions for fixtures that would verify the availability of space to fit universal lateral facing CRS “lie-flat”. The expert from France clarified that ISO was finalizing the discussion on this subject and that when a final standard was available, GRSP would be in the position to propose a harmonized amendment on this subject. GRSP agreed to resume discussion on this subject at its December 2016 session.), GRSP agreed to defer discussion on this subject to a further session on the basis of a possible update of GRSP-58-21, to be submitted by the ECRS IWG.

Documentation
GRSP/59/Add.1 | Addendum 1 to the report of the GRSP on its 59th session
GRSP-58-21 | Proposal for Supplement to Regulation No. 129 (CLEPA)
GRSP-59-03/Rev.1 | Proposal for Supplement 6 to Regulation No. 129 (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-59-08/Rev.1 | Proposal for the 02 series of amendments to Phase 2 of Regulation No. 129
GRSP-59-14 | Status report of the CRS IWG on Regulation No. 129 Phase 2 (France and UTAC)
GRSP-59-17 | Meeting of Technical Special Group on Child Restraint Systems (Spain)
GRSP/2016/4 | Proposal for the 02 series of amendments to Phase 2 of Regulation No. 129 (France)
GRSP/2016/5 | Proposal for Supplement 05 to Regulation No. 129 (CLEPA)
GRSP/2016/6 | Proposal for the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 129 (CLEPA)
GRSP/2016/10 | Proposal for draft Corrigendum 2 (Russian only) to the original version of Regulation No. 129 (Russia)