United States of America (USA/125: Child Restraint Systems (HS 8703))
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 213, "Child restraint systems'' requires that the webbing of child restraints must not lose more than a specified percentage of its original breaking strength as a result of being exposed to certain adverse conditions. The standard currently does not specify a minimum breaking strength for the unexposed webbing. This document proposes such a minimum, as well as a minimum breaking strength requirement for the exposed webbing. It also makes clearer in the text of FMVSS No. 213 that the heavier of two weights specified in the standard is used to abrade the webbing used to attach child restraint systems to the child restraint anchorages located in a vehicle.
Final Comment Date: August, 29, 2005
(Texts provided by the World Trade Organization.)