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Title 49Subtitle BChapter V → Part 588

Title 49: Transportation


§588.1   Scope.
§588.2   Purpose.
§588.3   Applicability.
§588.4   Definitions.
§588.5   Records.
§588.6   Record retention.

Authority: 49 U.S.C. 322, 30111, 30115, 30117, and 30166; delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50.

Source: 57 FR 41438, Sept. 10, 1992, unless otherwise noted.

§588.1   Scope.

This part establishes requirements for manufacturers of child restraint systems to maintain lists of the names and addresses of child restraint owners.

§588.2   Purpose.

The purpose of this part is to aid manufacturers in contacting the owners of child restraints during notification campaigns conducted in accordance with 49 CFR part 577, and to aid the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in determining whether a manufacturer has met its recall responsibilities.

§588.3   Applicability.

This part applies to manufacturers of child restraint systems, except factory-installed built-in restraints.

§588.4   Definitions.

(a) Statutory definitions. All terms defined in section 102 of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act (15 U.S.C. 1391) are used in their statutory meaning.

(b) Motor Vehicle Safety Standard definitions. Unless otherwise indicated, all terms used in this part that are defined in the Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, part 571 of this subchapter (hereinafter “the Standards”), are used as defined in the Standards.

(c) Definitions used in this part.

Child restraint system is used as defined in S4 of 49 CFR 571.213, Child Restraint Systems.

Factory-installed built-in child restraint system is used as defined in S4 of 49 CFR 571.213.

Owners include purchasers.

Registration form means the form provided with a child restraint system in compliance with the requirements of 49 CFR 571.213, and any communication from an owner of a child restraint to the manufacturer that provides the restraint's model name or number and the owner's name and mailing address.

§588.5   Records.

Each manufacturer, or manufacturer's designee, shall record and maintain records of the owners of child restraint systems who have submitted a registration form. The record shall be in a form suitable for inspection such as computer information storage devices or card files, and shall include the names, mailing addresses, and if collected, se-mail addresses of the owners, and the model name or number and date of manufacture (month, year) of the owner's child restraint systems.

[70 FR 53579, Sept. 9, 2005]

§588.6   Record retention.

Each manufacturer, or manufacturer's designee, shall maintain the information specified in §588.5 of this part for a registered restraint system for a period of not less than six years from the date of manufacture of that restraint system.

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