Starting in 2017 the SFI will require manufacturers to change the way they label driver restraints, window nets and roll cage nets. The new design calls for the removal of the punched out month/year of manufacture and replace it with a single expiration date pre-printed on the label. SFI believes the new system will help tech inspectors determine if the equipment is expired, as well as help the driver know when it’s time for replacement.
The new labels will enter the field after January 1, 2017. Equipment labeled under the old system are still valid for use until the expiration date. SFI is also allowing manufacturers to use up their inventory of labels previously affixed until the old system until they are exhausted. Equipment affected by this change include Driver Restraints (SFI Spec 16.1, 16.2, 16.5 and 16.6); Window Nets SFI Spec 27.1 and Roll Cage Nets SFI Spec 37.1. These new labels will come out in six-month segments.
For more information, including an explanation of the labeling chart visit http://sfifoundation.com/sfi-transitioning-to-new-labels-for-driver-restraints-and-window-netsroll-cage-nets-for-2017