FMVSS 208 Technical amendments

On 17th May 2012, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a final rule that incorporates 2 technical amendments to FMVSS 208 – Occupant Crash Protection.

– Updates references to Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) regulations as detailed in S9.1. A number of rulemakings from PHMSA changed the paragraph numbering so several FMVSS 208 referenced incorrect requirements.

– Makes a correction to the air bag warning label requirements for vehicle dashboards and steering wheel hubs to make clear that the general warning label requirements for vehicles with air bags are superseded by different, specific requirements if the vehicle is certified to meet certain advanced air bag requirements.

The amendments are applicable from 18th June 2012. Petitions for reconsideration

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