A major manufacturer of airbags sourced in many brands of automobiles has resisted a recall of its airbags, despite many high-profile incidences in which many consumers have had shards of various sharp objects explode into their face.
Five drivers have been killed by sharp projectiles from exploding faulty airbags and many others have been injured. The airbags were used by over 20 brands of vehicles going back over a decade. Seventeen million vehicles are potentially affected in the United States, and another seven million are suspected worldwide.
But company spokesman Jack Foley assures that there is nothing to worry about. “There have been no instances where anyone’s been injured without first being involved in a collision. Zero. And everyone knows that collisions are bad. That’s significant. We are really talking about a non-issue here, as long as there’s no contact to the front end of the car. That’s really what we’re trying to impress upon the public. It’s kind of an education thing. Don’t run into things. Don’t be run into. It’s really pretty simple.”