Session 60 | Geneva | 13-16 Dec 2016
Agenda Item 19. Regulation No. 129
This agenda item relates to UN R129 Enhanced Child Restraints and DETA.
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76. The representative of Consumers International (CI) welcomed the adoption of the 02 series of amendments of UN Regulation No. 129, which can be seen as a next milestone in the development of this Regulation. He highlighted that by extending the i-Size concept to children up to 135cm, several consumer issues will be addressed and that also bigger children now will benefit from higher levels of protection. He hoped that the corresponding amendment of UN Regulation No. 16 will be implemented in the short term, allowing it to be operational simultaneously with phase 2 of Regulation No. 129. Finally, he offered the support of CI in the further development of the regulation.

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35. The expert from France, Chair of the IWG on Enhanced Child Restraint Systems (ECRS), introduced a presentation (GRSP-60-18) on the work progress of the IWG. He also introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/19, that aligns the provisions on toxicity and flammability of materials used to manufacture CRS and that updates the test provisions of the 02 series of amendments to the Regulation. GRSP adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/19 not amended, and requested the secretariat to submit it as draft Supplement 1 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 129, for consideration and vote at the June 2017 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1.

36. The expert from France also furthermore introduced two parallel amendments to the 01 and 02 series of amendments to the Regulation that provide editorial corrections to the text (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/22 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/23). GRSP adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/22, as amended by Annex V to this report (GRSP-60-09-Rev.2) and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/23, as amended by Annex V to the report (GRSP-60-08-Rev.1). The secretariat was requested to submit: (a) ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/22, as Supplement 2 to the 01 series of amendments and (b) ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/23, as part of (see para. 35) draft Supplement 1 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 129, for consideration and vote at the June 2017 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1. Referring to the discussion held under agenda item 14 (see para. 30 above), GRSP requested the secretariat to distribute GRSP-60-02 with an official symbol at its May 2017 session, and specifically for the text dedicated to Regulation No. 129. Finally, GRSP agreed to seek the endorsement of WP.29 at its March 2017 sessions to extend the mandate of the IWG until December 2017.

Documentation
GRSP-60-01 | Consolidated version of the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 129 (France)
GRSP-60-02 | Collective amendments to Regulations Nos. 44 and 129 (Netherlands)
GRSP-60-08/Rev.1 | Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 129 (France)
GRSP-60-09/Rev.2 | Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 129 (France)
GRSP-60-18 | Status report of the Informal Working Group on Child Restraint Systems (UTAC)
GRSP/2016/19 | Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 129 (France)
GRSP/2016/22 | Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 129 (France)
GRSP/2016/23 | Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 129 (France)