Collective amendments to UN Regulations Nos. 16, 44, 94, 129 and 137
Document GRSP/2017/27
22 September 2017

Proposal to harmonize airbag warning labels regarding the correct use of a child restraint system in a seating position equipped with an activated frontal airbag in order to prohibit the display of additional information unrelated to child safety.

Submitted by EC
Status: Superseded
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4.8. | Consideration of draft amendments to existing UN Regulations submitted by GRSP

117. The representative of the United States of America presented proposals on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2018/141 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2018/142 under agenda items 4.8.15 and 4.7.16, to amend UN Regulations Nos. 16 and 17. The World Forum recommended their submission to AC.1 for voting.

4.8.5. | Proposal Supplement 15 to the 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 44 (Child restraint systems)
4.8.6. | Proposal Supplement 1 to the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 94 (Frontal collision)
4.8.11. | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 129 (Enhanced Child Restraint Systems)
4.8.12. | Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 129 (Enhanced Child Restraint Systems)
4.8.14. | Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 137 (Frontal impact with focus on restraint systems)
4.8.15. | Proposal for the 08 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 16 (Safety-belts)
24. | Collective amendments to UN Regulations Nos. 16, 44, 94, 129 and 137

42. The expert from EC introduced GRSP-63-01-Rev.1, amending ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/27 on the information of the airbag warning label about correctly installing CRS on a passenger seat with an activated frontal airbag. GRSP noted that the proposal also incorporated GRSP-63-01-Rev.1 (see para. 18 above). GRSP adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/27, as amended by Annex X to the session report. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposal for consideration and vote at the November 2018 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as:

  1. Draft 08 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 16
  2. Draft Supplement 15 to the 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 44
  3. Draft Supplement 1 to the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 94
  4. Part of (see paras. 31 and 34 above) draft Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments, as part of (see paras. 31 and 34 above) draft Supplement 4 to the 02 series of amendments and as part of (see paras. 31 and 34 above) draft Supplement 1 to the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 129 and
  5. Draft Supplement 2 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 137.

43. Finally, the expert from OICA withdrew ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2018/9.

22. | Collective amendments to Regulations Nos. 16, 44, 94, 129 and 137

39. The expert from OICA introduced GRSP-62-14, as an alternative proposal to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/27 tabled by the expert from EC, concerning the information in the airbag warning label on the correct installation of CRS on a passenger seat with an activated frontal airbag. He suggested that the proposal should be adopted as a new series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 16 (Safety-belts) instead of a Supplement and to regroup these kind of requirements in UN Regulation No. 16 only. He also underlined the problem of translation in all languages of the detailed information, which makes reference to the warning, that should be contained in the owner’s manual.

40. The expert from Australia explained that his country requires vehicles to be fitted with an airbag warning label through a national rule that requires vehicles to meet UN Regulation No. 94. He added that although his country also had a national rule that incorporates UN Regulation No. 16, this rule does not require vehicles to meet the airbag warning label requirements of UN Regulation No. 16. Therefore, he stated that removing the requirement for an airbag warning label from UN Regulation No. 94 would create a loophole, which would allow vehicles to be supplied to the Australian market without any airbag warning label.

41. GRSP agreed to resume discussion on this subject at its May 2018 session. The secretariat was requested to distribute GRSP-62-14 with an official symbol at the next session awaiting a possible revised proposal submitted by the expert from OICA.

22. | Collective amendments to Regulations Nos. 16, 44, 94 and 129

43. The expert from EC introduced GRSP-61-29, superseding ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2015/30, to harmonize the information of the airbag warning label on the correct installation of CRS. The expert from France argued that the proposed size of the area for part number marking (5 mm x 20 mm) was too small. The expert from OICA raised the same concern and a study reservation. GRSP agreed to resume discussion at its December 2017 session and requested the secretariat to distribute GRSP-61-29 with an official symbol.

Related and Previous Documents
GRSP-61-29
GRSP-62-14
GRSP/2018/9
WP.29/2018/131
WP.29/2018/132
WP.29/2018/137
WP.29/2018/138
WP.29/2018/140
WP.29/2018/141
Relates to UN R16 | UN R44 | UN R94 | UN R129 | UN R137 |