Regulation No. 126-00

Name:Regulation No. 126-00
Description:Partitioning Systems to Protect Passengers.
Official Title:Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of: Partitioning Systems to Protect Passengers Against Displaced Luggage, Supplied as Non Original Vehicle Equipment.
Country:ECE - United Nations
Date of Issue:2007-11-09
Amendment Level:00 Series (Including Erratum)
Number of Pages:20
Vehicle Types:Car, Component
Subject Categories:Occupant Protection
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E/ECE/324 )
E/ECE/TRANS/505 ) Rev.2/Add.125/Corr.1
January 28, 2009
STATUS OF UNITED NATIONS REGULATION
ECE 126
UNIFORM PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE APPROVAL OF:
PARTITIONING SYSTEMS TO PROTECT PASSENGERS AGAINST
DISPLACED LUGGAGE, SUPPLIED AS NON ORIGINAL VEHICLE EQUIPMENT
Incorporating:
00 series of amendments (including Erratum) Date of Entry into Force: 09.11.07

REGULATION
REGULATION No. 126
UNIFORM PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE APPROVAL OF PARTITIONING
SYSTEMS TO PROTECT PASSENGERS AGAINST DISPLACED LUGGAGE,
SUPPLIED AS NON ORIGINAL VEHICLE EQUIPMENT
CONTENTS
1. Scope
2. Definitions
3. Application for approval
4. Markings
5. Approval
6. Requirements
7. Conformity of production
8. Penalties for non-conformity of production
9. Modifications of the type of partitioning system
10. Production definitely discontinued
11. Instructions for use
12. Names and addresses of technical services responsible for conducting approval tests, and of
administrative departments

REGULATION NO. 126
1. SCOPE
This Regulation applies to devices intended to protect the occupants from the danger
resulting from the displacement of luggage into the vehicle seating areas in a frontal impact,
of vehicles of Category M , supplied as non original vehicle equipment.
2. DEFINITIONS
For the purposes of this Regulation:
2.1. "Partitioning system" means parts or devices which in addition to the seat backs, are
intended to protect occupants from displaced luggage.
2.2. "Non original vehicle equipment" means a partitioning system which is not offered by the
vehicle manufacturer as standard or optional equipment for the vehicle(s) application(s)
prescribed by the partitioning system manufacturer.
2.3. "Approval of a partitioning system" means the approval of a type of partitioning system
with regard to the strength, design and characteristics of the partitioning systems.
2.4. "Type of partitioning system" means a category of partitioning system which does not
differ in such essential respects as:
2.4.1. The structure, shape, dimensions, materials and the mass of the partitioning system,
although the system may differ in covering and colour;
2.4.2. The type and dimensions of the adjustment, locking and attachment systems of the
partitioning system;
2.4.3. The specific vehicle application(s) prescribed by the applicant for the approval.
2.5. "Seat" see Paragraphs 2.3. and 2.4. of Regulation No. 17.
2.6. "Anchorage" means the system by which the partitioning system is secured to the vehicle
structure, including the affected parts of the vehicle structure.
2.7. "Adjustment system" means the device by which the partitioning system or its parts can
be adjusted to a position suited to the installation as recommended by the applicant for the
approval in the prescribed vehicle(s) and position(s) within said vehicle(s).
2.8. "Locking system" means a device ensuring that the partitioning system and its parts are
maintained in the position of use.
2.9. "Intermediate structures" means vehicle components to which the partitioning system is
attached to the prescribed vehicle(s) which do not constitute the anchorages.

5.4. There shall be affixed, conspicuously and in a readily accessible place specified on the
approval form, to every partitioning system confirming to a type approved under this
Regulation, an international approval mark consisting of:
5.4.1. A circle surrounding the Letter "E" followed by the distinguishing number of the country
which has granted approval ;
5.4.2. The approval number to the right of the circle prescribed in Paragraph 5.4.1.
5.5. The approval mark shall be clearly legible and be indelible.
5.6. The approval mark shall be affixed on the partitioning system by the manufacturer.
5.7. Examples of arrangements of approval marks are given in Annex 2 to this Regulation.
6. REQUIREMENTS
6.1. Tests
The partitioning systems shall be tested in accordance with the test procedures described in
Annex 3.
Partitioning systems which according to Paragraph 3.2.1. may be used in more than one
vehicle or may be used in more than one prescribed position within a specified vehicle must
conform to the tests prescribed in Annex 3 in all prescribed vehicles and positions.

9. MODIFICATIONS OF THE TYPE OF PARTITIONING SYSTEM
9.1. Every modification of the type of partitioning system or the vehicle(s) and installation
position(s) to which it is applicable shall be notified to the Administrative Department which
approved the partitioning system type. The department may then either:
9.1.1. Consider that the modifications made are unlikely to have an appreciable adverse effect,
and that in any event the partitioning system still complies with the requirements; or
9.1.2. Consider that the modifications are sufficiently unimportant for the results specified in
Paragraph 6. above to be verified by technical information supplied by the manufacturer; or
9.1.3. Require a further report from the Technical Service responsible for conducting the tests.
9.2. Confirmation or refusal of approval, specifying the modifications, shall be communicated to
the Parties to the Agreement applying this Regulation by means of the procedure laid down
in Paragraph 5.3. above.
9.3. The Competent Authority issuing the extension of approval shall assign a series number for
such an extension and inform thereof the other Parties to the 1958 Agreement applying this
Regulation by means of a communication form conforming to the model in Annex 1 to this
Regulation.
10. PRODUCTION DEFINITELY DISCONTINUED
If the holder of the approval completely ceases to manufacture a device approved in
accordance with this Regulation, he shall so inform the authority which granted the
approval. Upon receiving the relevant communication that authority shall inform thereof the
other Parties to the 1958 Agreement applying this Regulation by means of a communication
form conforming to the model in Annex 1 to this Regulation.
11. INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
Every partitioning system shall be accompanied by instructions of the following content or
kind in the language or languages of the country in which it is to be placed on sale.
11.1. Installation instructions which specify for which vehicle type(s) the assembly is suitable and
the correct method(s) of attachment(s) of the assembly to the vehicles.
11.2. User instructions which specify the instructions to ensure the user obtains the maximum
benefit from the partitioning system. In these instructions reference shall be made to:
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
The importance of using the partitioning system on all journeys where luggage is
transported,
The correct adjustment and positioning of the partitioning system,
Method of operating any adjustment and/or locking system incorporated in the
partitioning system,
The recommended placement of luggage and its restraint within the luggage
compartment of the vehicle type(s) for which the partitioning system is intended,
The need to replace partitioning systems that are damaged.

ANNEX 1
COMMUNICATION
(Maximum format: A4 (210 mm × 297 mm))
Issued by:
Name of administration
.....................................
.....................................
.....................................
concerning:
APPROVAL GRANTED
APPROVAL EXTENDED
APPROVAL REFUSED
APPROVAL WITHDRAWN
PRODUCTION DEFINITELY DISCONTINUED
of a type of partitioning system pursuant to Regulation No. 126
Approval No....................................
Extension No............................................
1. Trade name or mark of the partitioning system: ...............................................................................
2. Specific for vehicle type(s): ...............................................................................................................
3. Manufacturer's name and address: ..................................................................................................
4. If applicable, name and address of the manufacturers' representative: ...........................................
...........................................................................................................................................................
5. Description of the partitioning system: ..............................................................................................
6. Description of the adjustment and locking system of the partitioning system and of its parts: ........
7. Description of the position(s) within the vehicle type(s) of the partitioning system: .........................
...........................................................................................................................................................
8. Description of anchorages and anchorage materials supplied with the partitioning system: ...........
...........................................................................................................................................................
9. Partitioning system submitted for approval on: .................................................................................
10. Technical Service responsible for conducting approval tests: ..........................................................

ANNEX 2
ARRANGEMENTS OF APPROVAL MARKS
(see Paragraph 5.4 of this Regulation)
a = 8 mm min.
The above approval mark when affixed to a partitioning system shows that the type of partitioning system
concerned, with regard to the strength, has been approved in the Netherlands (E4) pursuant to
Regulation No. 126, under the approval number 002439. The first two digits of the approval number
indicate that the Regulation is not amended.
Note: The approval number and additional symbol(s) must be placed close to the circle and either
above or below the "E" or to the left or right of that letter. The digits of the approval number must be on
the same side of the "E" and orientated in the same direction. The use of roman numerals as approval
numbers should be avoided so as to prevent confusion with other symbols.

2.3. Two Type 1 test blocks shall be placed on the surface "E" of the rigid frame.
2.3.1. In order to determine the location of the test blocks in the longitudinal direction, they shall first
be positioned such that their front side contacts the partitioning system and that their lower
surface rest on the horizontal Plane "E" of the rigid frame. They shall then be moved
backwards and parallel to the longitudinal median plane of the rigid frame at a horizontal
distance of 200 mm. In this position they have to be secured against any backward
movement. If in the prescribed vehicle installation described in Paragraph 3.2.2. of this
Regulation, it would not be possible to move the two Type 1 blocks the distance of 200 mm
they should be moved to the limit of their travel in the prescribed vehicle installation. The
distance between the longitudinal median plane of the rigid frame and the inward facing side
of each test block shall be 25 mm to obtain a distance of 50 mm between both test blocks.
See Appendix 2 to this Annex.
2.3.2. Proposed vehicle installations as described in Paragraph 3.2.2. of this Regulation behind
which the Type 1 test blocks cannot be installed are to be tested in their absence.
2.3.3. The rigid frame shall be fitted with a fixed raised test floor having a load surface that locates
the centre of gravity of a Type 2 test block centrally between the top edge of the seat back
located directly forward of the partitioning system, (without taking into account the head
restraints) and the bottom edge of the head lining, directly above this point (X-X in Annex 3,
Appendix 2) as defined in Paragraph 3.2.2. of this Regulation. A Type 2 test block is to be
placed on the raised test floor with its largest surface (500 mm × 350 mm) on the load surface
centrally in relationship to the longitudinal axis of the rigid frame and with its surface
500 mm × 125 mm to the front and in direct contact with the partitioning system. Partitioning
system installations behind which the Type 2 test block cannot be installed are to be tested
without its presence. See Appendix 2 to this Annex.
2.4. If the attachment points of the partitioning system are attached to an intermediate structure in
its intended installation position (such as a seatback, side trim, etc.), these interceding
components should be attached to the rigid frame with the manufacturer's specified
attachment parts.
2.5. If the partitioning system, in its prescribed installation within the rigid test frame, has no
structure which extends to within 400 mm of the rigid horizontal Plane "E" (Annex 4), the test
may be conducted in the absence of the Type 1 test blocks.
2.6. If vehicle components such as body sheet metalwork, seats, trim panels, etc., will affect the
partitioning systems' forward displacement, these components may be attached to the rigid
frame prescribed in Paragraph 2.1., but should be attached to said frame in the position which
most closely represents their vehicle installed position relative to the partitioning system as
prescribed in Paragraph 3.2.2. of this Regulation at the request of the manufacturer. With the
exception of longitudinally adjustable occupant seats, where these positions are adjustable
within the vehicle (such as rear seat backs), they must be positioned such as to represent
their adjusted position which would offer the lowest influence on partition system forward
motion.
2.7. Where the forward displacement of the partitioning system is restrained by a longitudinally
adjustable seat assembly these seats, if affixed to the rigid frame prescribed in
Paragraph 2.1.1., at the manufacturers request, should be positioned within 10 mm of their
lowest, rearmost position and the seat back, if adjustable, should be adjusted to as near as
possible to 25°. Head restraints, if fitted, must be adjusted to their lowest position.

ANNEX 3 − APPENDIX 1
SLED DECELERATION CORRIDOR AS A FUNCTION OF TIME
(Frontal Impact)

ANNEX 3 − APPENDIX 3
POSITION OF THE PLANE OF MAXIMUM PARTITIONING SYSTEM DEFLECTION

Partitioning Systems to Protect Passengers.