There is still a lot of work to do for those trying to raise awareness of the Florida airbag recall. Specifically, it’s a Takata airbag recall, which includes many makes and models of cars. While it’s an urgent problem throughout the country, nowhere is the situation more urgent than it is in Florida.
Senator Bill Nelson has taken the lead in trying to get Floridians to check to see if their car has been recalled for an unsafe airbag. That’s because hot and humid conditions make the defect which causes airbags to malfunction worse. Airbags use an explosive metal cartridge to almost instantaneously inflate the device upon the impact of a car accident. For a time, Takata manufactured defective airbags with a cartridge using unstable chemicals that can shatter its metal container. The explosion sends shrapnel throughout the passenger compartment. Because of Florida’s heat and humidity, the state’s drivers are among those most at risk.
Florida Airbag Recall
Florida has the highest number of airbag injuries and deaths. According to Spectrum News 13, defective airbags in Florida have killed three people and injured 83 people. While pursuing other consumer protection issues, Sen. Nelson has been urging more government action to ensure driver safety.
“This is life and death of the American automobile drivers and passengers,” @SenBillNelson said Wednesday to @POTUS @realDonaldTrump‘s @NHTSAgov nominee as he grilled her over the pace of #Takata air bag repairs https://t.co/B0lUUtnJEy via @detroitnews
— Keith Laing (@Keith_Laing) May 16, 2018
In addition, the Deputy Administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Heidi King, recently visited Florida to draw attention to the problem. She urged people to go to the NHTSA website to see if their car has been recalled and needs to be repaired.
Whatever the cause, car accidents can be disastrous for anyone. If you need help recovering losses from someone’s negligent or careless actions, contact the Orlando personal injury attorneys at Martinez Manglardi. Offices throughout Central Florida. Call 407-846-2240 for a free consultation.