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Seat Belts, Harnesses & Safety Restraints


Guide to European Approval Marks - as seen on Seat Belts & Harnesses

Typical Seat Belt Label

Typical Seat Belt Label

TYPE OF BELT
(Ar4m)

A = 3 or 4 Point, B = 2 Point, S = Special (ie Harness)
r = Retractor, with suffix for type of retractor
                                       1 = NLR Non Locking Retractor
                                       2 = MLR Manual Locking Retractor
                                       3 = ALR Automatic Locking Retractor
                                       4 = ELR Emergency Locking Retractor
N = Retractor, lower lock threshold
m = Multi-Sensitive. ie Sensors which lock with
                                       a) vehicle deceleration
                                   & b) webbing acceleration

APPROVAL
(E & e)

E = ECE R16                i.e. Economic Commission for Europe
                                       Regulation 16

e = EEC Directive 77/541
                                       i.e. European Economic Community
                                       Directive 77/541

APPROVING AUTHORITY
(E8 & e13)

1 = Germany, 2 = France, 3 = Italy, 4 = Netherlands, 5 = Sweden,
6 = Belgium, 7 = Hungary, 8 = Czech Republic, 9 = Spain, 10 = Yugo,
11 = UK, 12 = Austria, 13 = Luxembourg etc.
APPROVAL No’s.
(04123/04124)
Sometimes referred to as Homologation No.- specific to the manufacturer
and the Belt Type/Model.
SERIAL No.
(56ABC)
Or a Manufacturers reference No. (Not obligatory)
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