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Proposal for collective amendments to Regulation Nos. 44 and 129
Document GRSP-58-23
8 December 2015

Proposal to introduce test procedures from the US FMVSS 302 with regard to the burning behavior/flammability of materials used in child restraint systems. The proposal requests a GRSP decision on the maximum burn rate limit.

Submitted by Denmark and Sweden
Status: Superseded
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Previous Documents, Discussions, and Outcomes
14. | Regulation No. 44 (Child restraints 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.

15. | UN Regulation No. 44

36. The expert from CLEPA introduced a presentation (GRSP-58-25) to clarify the content of a proposal (GRSP-58-16 superseding ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2015/6) aimed at introducing new provisions on toxicity and flammability of CRS materials. The experts from Denmark and Sweden had proposed GRSP-58-23 to introduce the flammability test procedure applied in FMVSS 302, which was commonly used throughout the industry. The experts from Denmark, Sweden and CLEPA jointly then prepared GRSP-58-16-Rev.1. Following the request of a study reservation from the experts of France, Germany and Japan. GRSP agreed to resume consideration on this proposal at its May 2016 session. The secretariat was requested to distribute GRSP-58-16-Rev.1 with an official symbol at the next session of GRSP.

19. | UN Regulation No. 129

42. Moreover, GRSP considered parallel draft provisions (GRSP-58-32 and GRSP-58-34 superseding GRSP-58-23) on toxicity and flammability as discussed under agenda item 15 (see para. 33 above). GRSP agreed to resume consideration on this subject at its May 2016 session and requested the secretariat to distribute GRSP-58-32 and GRSP-58-34 with an official symbol at that session.

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