Interpretation Response #02-0204
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Interpretation Response Details
Oct 2, 2002
Mr. Glen K. Wanczyk Reference No.02-0204
Hazardous Materials Consultant
D&G Consulting, Inc.
3708 South Monarch Drive
Bountiful, Utah 84010
Dear Mr. Wanczyk:
This responds to your letter concerning exceptions accorded to air bag modules that are installed in completed components under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Specifically, you inquire whether a completed aircraft seat assembly containing an approved air bag module is excepted from the requirements of the HMR under § 173.166(d).
The answer is yes. An approved air bag module or seat-belt pretensioner that is installed in an aircraft or completed aircraft component (e.g., seat assembly) meets the intent of § 173.166(d) and, therefore, is not subject to the HMR.
I trust this satisfies your inquiry. Please contact us if we can be of further assistance.
Hattie L. Mitchell
Chief, Regulatory Review and Reinvention
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards
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