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Interpretation Response #05-0084 ([TG Miss Dun Corporation] [Ms. Debbie Huber])

Below is the interpretation response detail and a list of regulations sections applicable to this response.

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: TG Miss Dun Corporation

Individual Name: Ms. Debbie Huber

Location State: MO Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

May 3, 2005


Ms. Debbie Huber                 Reference No. 05-0084
TG Miss Dun Corporation
2200 Platting Road
Perryville, MO 63775

This is in response to your April 8, 2005 letter regarding packaging requirements for air bags under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Specifically you ask if you can design one 4G packaging that is certified under one test report for several air bag models. In your letter you describe scenarios in which your air bags vary in shape, size, and weight.

A packaging may be tested and certified under one test report and used for different air bags provided the following provisions are met:

(1)   The outer packaging and inner packaging, which contains the air bag and its cushioning materials, are identical to the tested design type or can meet one of the variations set forth in § 178.601(g);

(2)  The packaging design type is tested with the heaviest air bag that it will contain; and

(3)   Cushioning material is used to fill any void space created by air bags of smaller dimensions.

I hope this satisfies your request.



Hattie L. Mitchell
Chief, Regulatory Review and Reinvention
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
178.601 General requirements