Counterfeit Air Bags Shipped to BC

The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently confirmed that counterfeit air bags sold for use as replacement parts have been shipped into British Columbia.   Although they look identical to the certified, original air bags, they pose several risks to consumers – some of them have malfunctioned upon deployment, while others have metal shrapnel expulsed from within.  The NHTSA urges consumers who have recently had their airbags replaced to have their vehicles go through an inspection.


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