Counterfeit Airbag Shoots Flames and Shards of Metal at Crash Dummy During NHTSA Test

Posted on October 11, 2012

This is not the airbag you want in your vehicle. The NHTSA is battling counterfeit airbags. These airbags will not save you in a car crash and they could even cause you harm. One of the counterfeit airbags tested shot flames and shards of metal at the crash dummy. Take a look:

ICE Director John Morton said in a statement, "Organized criminals are selling dangerous counterfeit and substandard airbags to consumers and suppliers with little to no regard to hazardous health and safety consequences. We will continue to aggressively investigate criminal supply chains with our law enforcement and private industry partners and bring these criminals to justice."

The NHTSA issued a safety advisor about counterfeit air bags here and a FAQ here.

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