Shrapnel Danger - Massive Air Bag Recall Alert!

At Richards' Collision Center we are asked commonly about air bag safety and what is the crash criteria for an air bag to inflate. It is a shared concern among many drivers.  This week NPR.com reports that 10 major auto dealers have announced airbag recalls affecting approximately 8 million vehicles.  An unprecedented recall in the history of vehicle air bags.  So much so that the government is conducting an investigation into the serious issue.   

"Four deaths have been linked to the defect. The problem seems to be triggered by humid conditions. The Department of Transportation has taken the unusual step of urging owners of millions of vehicles who live in areas with high humidity — such as Florida, other Gulf states and Hawaii — to act immediately.  The warning cautions drivers not to use their vehicles until they are serviced by a dealer."  (NPR.com) 

NPR.com states that flying shrapnel from the faulty air bags is the greatest danger.  We urge everyone to go to this site to see if your vehicle is one of the recall models:  safercar.gov.

Read the full article about this important subject that affects millions of drivers at NPR.com and please spread the word to your friends and family.