Germany proposes to modify the draft new regulation on child restraint systems submitted to the World Forum last April by adding information to the CRS approval mark in order to help consumers understand its meaning.
46. GRSP noted that WP.29 at its November 2012 session referred WP.29-158-22 to GRSP concerning further amendments and correction to the draft Regulation on Enhanced Child Restraint Systems (ECRS), adopted during that session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2012/53 and Corr.1). GRSP noted that further changes were needed (GRSP-52-16 and GRSP-52-20, superseding WP.29-158-22). GRSP agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its May 2013 session awaiting a consolidated proposal of amendments and to keep GRSP-52-16 and GRSP-52-20 as a reference in the agenda.
47. GRSP also noted a correction to a footnote (WP.29-158-27) in the new UN Regulation, referring to the informal working group website as the temporary repository for the drawing and specifications of Q dummies (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1099, see para. 58). GRSP did not propose any change to WP.29-158-27 and endorsed the use of such specifications for application purposes of the UN Regulation. GRSP endorsed final approval of WP.29-158-27 at the March 2013 session of WP.29.
48. GRSP considered ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2012/18, proposing test conditions to have the same stringency level in the acceleration and deceleration sled lateral impact tests. GRSP agreed to remove the square brackets from para. 126.96.36.199.3.4. and adopted it not amended. The secretariat was requested to submit ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2012/18 to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2013 sessions, as draft Supplement 1 to the new UN Regulation.
49. The expert from France, Chair of the informal working group on Child Restraint Systems, introduced the latest status report of his group (GRSP-52-17). He clarified that the group was working on Phase 2, to develop provisions for non-integral ISOFIX CRS (child restrained by adult safety belts). The expert from EC expressed his preference to dedicate the new UN Regulation only to ISOFIX CRS and UN Regulation No. 44 to CRS of other kinds. Also the expert from Germany made similar comments and suggested the removal of ISOFIX provisions from UN Regulation No. 44, to be dedicated only to non ISOFIX CRS.