Consumer Watch Issues PSA Video for Takata Airbags
The PSA features Corey Burdick, a victim of a defective airbag that had been recalled. Burdick was in a minor accident in 2014 when a defective airbag left him permanently blind in his right eye.
“The federal government just issued an urgent warning to consumers about certain 2001/2002 Honda vehicles with defective airbags,” Richard Newsome, a consumer advocate and product safety attorney said in the video. “The warning told consumers not even to drive their vehicles until they have taken it into a dealership to make sure that if they have a defective airbag, it has been replaced.”
Takata airbags can be found in one in every five cars on the road in the U.S.