In-built Standard

Land Transport Vehicle Equipment Rule 32017

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With the addition of the Japanese Technical Standard, all in-built child restraints in a car that has been certified for use on New Zealand roads will meet one of the standards.
2.9(4) The approved standards for child restraints are:

  • (a) Australian Standard/New Zealand Standard 1754 Child restraint systems for use in motor vehicles;
  • (b) British Standard 3254 for adult seat belts, forward facing child safety seats and child harnesses;
  • (c) British Standard AU185 for booster cushions;
  • (d) British Standard AU202, Specification for rearward-facing restraint systems for infants, for use in road vehicles;
  • (e) UN/ECE Regulation No. 44, Uniform provisions concerning the approval of restraining devices for child occupants of power-driven vehicles (“Child Restraint System”) (E/ECE324-E/ECE/TRANS/505/Add.43);
  • (f) Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, Child Restraint Systems;
  • (g) Technical Standard for Child Restraints (Japan).

2.9 (6)(g) Technical Standard for Child Restraints (Japan)
A child restraint that complies with 2.9(4)(g) must be integrated with the rear seat of a motor vehicle

Source: November 2011 -


| New Zealand Standard NZS 1754
| Australian Standard AS/NZS 1754
| ECE 44.03
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