Lawmakers Work on Bill to Criminalize Installing Faulty Air Bags
Sept. 16, 2019—Michigan lawmakers are working to enact stricter punishments for manufacturing and installing defective air bags, reported WZZM 13.
Michigan lawmakers introduced a bill in the House on Sept. 5, that would criminalize knowingly and intentionally manufacturing, dealing and installing faulty or counterfeit air bags. The charge would land someone up to four years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
Michigan drivers and their passengers deserve to be able to trust the life-saving safety features in their vehicles, said Rep. Sarah Anthony, D-Lansing, who introduced the bill along with Rep. Jim Lilly, R-Zeeland.
A counterfeit air bag "displays a mark that is identical or substantially similar to the genuine mark of a manufacturer or supplier...without authorization from the manufacturer or supplier," according to the bill. Dan Disselkoen, owner of Zeeland Collision in Holland Township, said in the article that these devices are uncommon.