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The Assembly

 RECALLING Article 15(j) of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization concerning the functions of the Assembly in relation to regulations and guidelines concerning maritime safety,

 RECOGNIZING the need to provide internationally uniform test procedures for upholstered furniture, as specified in regulation 11-2/3.23.6 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended,

 HAVING CONSIDERED the recommendations made by the Maritime Safety Committee at its fifty-seventh session,

  1. ADOPTS the Recommendation on Fire Test Procedures for Upholstered Furniture, the text of which appears in the Annex to the present resolution;

  2. INVITES all Governments concerned to apply the Recommendation in determining compliance with the requirements for resistance to the ignition and propagation of flame specified in regulation 11-2/3.23.6 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended;

  3. REQUESTS the Maritime Safety Committee to continue, in due time, work on the development of further fire test procedures as well as smoke test and toxicity test procedures for circulation to Governments.


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