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For Immediate Release
October 11, 2012
Contact: Karen Aldana, 202-366-9550


WASHINGTON – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued the following statement today regarding the updating of agency test video of two counterfeit air bags:

At the request of  American Honda Motor, Co., Inc., whose corporate branding and insignia were used on counterfeit air bags NHTSA tested in support of criminal investigations, the agency has updated its test video to obscure these indicators. As was clearly presented in NHTSA’s announcement and discussion of its findings, the counterfeit air bags featured in the video are explicitly not original equipment parts manufactured by Honda and were chosen for testing due only to the availability of vehicles the agency had already acquired in its inventory.

To view NHTSA’s updated test video, click here.

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