March 16, 2015
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) have issued Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for Child Restraint Systems and Child Restraint Anchorage Systems. The document amends the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 225, "Child restraint anchorage systems.”
The amendments comprise:
- Amending FMVSS No. 225, "Child restraint anchorage systems," to improve the ease of use of the lower anchorages of child restraint anchorage systems and the ease of use of tether anchorages;
- Changing FMVSS No. 213, "Child restraint systems" labeling and other requirements to improve the ease of use of child restraint systems with a vehicle anchorage system; and
- Changing the Rulemaking and other requirements that will increase the correct use of child restraint anchorage systems and tether anchorages, and the correct use of child restraints, with the ultimate goal of reducing injuries to restrained children in motor vehicle crashes.
- A public consultation is open until March 24, 2015.