United States of America (USA/1: Vehicle head restraints)
The Administration proposes to upgrade the standard for head restraints for passenger cars and for light multipurpose vehicles, truck and buses. The proposal would establish higher minimum height requirements for head restraints, and add a requirement limiting backset, i.e., the distance between a person's head and his or her head restraint. The proposal would also extend the requirement for head restraints to rear outboard designated seating positions; establish new strength requirements for head restraints; and place limits on the size of gaps and openings in head restraints. In addition, it would modify the dynamic compliance test and amend test procedures.
Final Comment Date: March, 05, 2001
(Texts provided by the World Trade Organization.)