Crash Test Kids: Air Bags, Dead Children, and the warning that came too late

Number 15987
Subject Automobiles
Source Metro Times (Detroit)
State Michigan
Year 1999
Publication Date Jun. 16-22, 1999
Summary This story exposes neglect and disingenuousness on the part of the automobile industry to emphasize the potentially life-threatening risk airbags in commercial vehicles could pose to small or child passengers. Similar neglect was exhibited by government regulators and even safety advocates, fearing a backlash against the controversial technology and delays in implementing these devices that they say have saved lives.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 14
Keywords Chrysler Corp. minivans National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA passenger-side airbags business product liability lawsuits cost-benefit analysis
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