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Resource ID: #21189
Subject: Automobiles
Source: WINK-TV (Fort Myers, Fla.)
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Date: Jan. 30

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When WINK-TV received a tip that a local teenager had sold the airbag out of his car for $900, the station's investigation revealed a troubling trend. People were selling their airbags -- 732 airbag auctions on eBay -- and often shipping them via the mail, UPS or FedEx without dismantling the discharge device. A fire marshal detonated an improperly packaged airbag to show the risk.

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