Felony Penalties For Installing Counterfeit Airbags Could Be On The Way In Michigan
Fighting counterfeit airbags is on the agenda for a bipartisan pair of lawmakers in Lansing. Cheyna Roth reports.
Democratic Representative Sarah Anthony and Republican RepresentativeJim Lilly are behind the bills. They want to make it a felony to knowingly and intentionally install, sell, or distribute a faulty airbag.
Anthony says it’s not enough to just tell people they can’t install or sell bad airbags.
“We have to have some teeth behind the legislation. So this not only identifies the problem, but says if there are bad actors out there that are doing this, then this will actually be a felony, a Class F felony.”
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the issue of fake airbags affects less than 0.1% of the US vehicle fleet.
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