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  • Air Bags | NHTSA


    For those manufacturers electing to suppress (not deploy) an air bag for an infant or child in all crashes, the occupant-sensing devices in their advanced frontal air bag systems have been tested with child-sized dummies, representing an infant in a child safety seat and small children in and out of child safety seats, to ensure that the air ...

  • Air Bag Safety | DMV.ORG


    Airbags also typically have tethers to center them. The process may leave smoke from the reaction or powder that is used to keep the airbag from crumpling or sticking together. Despite their overall safety benefits, airbags continue to be a somewhat controversial technology.

  • Air Bags | Safercar -- National Highway Traffic Safety ...


    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This site offers important information to help you stay safe in a vehicle with air bags.

  • Air Bag Safety - HealthyChildren.org


    An air bag can save your life. However, air bags and young children are a dangerous combination. The safest place for all infants and children younger than 13 years to ride is in the back seat. Never put an infant in the front seat of a car, truck, SUV, or van with a passenger air bag. All ...

  • Airbag Safety Concerns | HowStuffWorks


    It didn't take long to learn that the force of an airbag can hurt those who are too close to it. Researchers have determined that the risk zone for driver airbags is the first 2 to 3 inches (5 to 8 cm) of inflation. So, placing yourself 10 inches (25 cm) from your driver airbag gives you a clear margin of safety.

  • Airbag Recall | Airbag Recall


    Even a minor collision can cause these airbags to explode during deployment, blasting sharp metal fragments at drivers and passengers. In response, vehicle manufacturers are conducting the largest safety recall in U.S. history. Authorized dealerships are repairing defective airbags for FREE. Parts for nearly all affected vehicles are in good ...

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