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Chrysler recalls 920,000 Jeeps for unintended airbag deployments ...
Chrysler said it has reports of 215 inadvertent airbag deployments, including 81 minor injuries. Of those, 126 were in Jeep Liberty vehicles and 89 involved the ...
www.detroitnews.com/article/20121109/.../211090397
NHTSA Counterfeit Airbag Deployment Warning
YouTube
... aware of a problem involving the sale of counterfeit air bags for use as replacement parts in vehicles that have been involved in a crash. While these air bags look nearly identical to certified, original equipment parts—including bearing the ... See all stories on this topic »
Counterfeit airbags pose extreme safety risk: NHTSA
abc7.com
WASHINGTON (KABC) -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said there are thousands of cars believed to be installed with dangerous counterfeit airbags that do not deploy properly and can cause injury. Motorists are advised they should ...
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Association between side-impact airbag deployment and risk of injury
Association between side-impact airbag deployment and risk of injury: A matched cohort study using the CIREN and the NASS-CDS. Griffin R, Huisingh C, ...
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22836099

Driver, 59, killed by safety airbag's noxious fumes breathed in when ... A driver was killed after breathing in fumes from an airbag during a car crash, an inquest heard. Ronald Smith inhaled noxious chemicals after ...

The chemicals in your airbag can kill http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=25773   That was the verdict from the South Tyneside Coroner, who concluded a motorist died after inhaling toxic substances from a split airbag.
Attorney: Many People Seriously Injured by Defective Airbags
"We have seen many people seriously injured because their airbags either did not deploy or deployed when they should not have," Bodiford says. "Serious ...
www.lawyersandsettlements.com/.../interview-airbag-injuries-l...
Cell phones can become projectiles when airbags deploy
WCSH-TV
The department's traffic division said it sees a lot of minor accidents with major injuries to drivers. "The cellphone is usually right in front of the airbag," Sgt. Paul Hinton says. Hinton and his team set up a dummy demonstration to illustrate the ...
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Side Impact Airbags Investigated for Safety Issues
Houston Chronicle
Toyota, Honda, Subaru and Nissan have already recalled vehicles after side airbag failures. Now the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating to see if a more comprehensive side curtain airbag recall is necessary.  See all stories on this topic »
Air bag injury victim issues warning about recalls
WSB Atlanta
A hole in the deployed air bag from her 2001 Honda Civic marks the spot where a jagged chunk of metal went through the bag and severed her carotid artery. "I knew that my air bag went off, and I knew the doctors told me I had metal lodged in my neck. See all stories on this topic »
Honda Tells Dealers Not to Sell Used Models Until Air Bag Is Fixed
New York Times (blog)
By CHRISTOPHER JENSEN Honda has told its dealers not to sell some used models until they carry out a recall to fix an air bag defect the automaker has linked to 18 injuries and two deaths. The problem is that the driver's side air bag may deploy so ... See all stories on this topic »
Airbag Injuries - Defective Airbags, Airbag Failure, Airbag Lawsuits
The manufacturer fails to install air bags in the vehicle;; The air bags fail to deploy (open);; The airbags deploy in a low-impact crash and cause death or injury. ...
www.lawyersandsettlements.com/.../airbag-injury-lawsuits.htm...
Door velocity and occupant distance affect lateral thoracic injury ...
The critical distance was defined as the farthest distance at which airbag deployment exacerbated injury risk. This critical distance only varied ...
www.mdlinx.com/read-article.cfm/3514266
Government report shows that hundreds have dies where airbags have failed to deploy  A never-before-released report recently unveiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that between 2001 and 2006 hundreds of fatal motor vehicle accidents across the country involved non-deploying airbags.
Fewer injuries for unbelted motorists with Airbag deployment ...
Fewer injuries for unbelted motorists with Airbag deployment. It seems like a cruel trade-off. A new study shows that motorists involved in auto accidents ...
www.georgiainjurylawblog.com/.../seatbelts-fewer-injuries-for...
Common Causes of Defective Airbags
When an airbag is defective it can either fail to deploy in a time of need or ... Most Viewed EzineArticles in the Legal:Personal-Injury Category (60 days) ...
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Study Pokes Holes in Air Bag Standards
The Ledger
... is the most effective way to prevent death or serious injury in a crash. ... deployment, depending on the person's size and proximity to the air bag. ...
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Woman Nearly Killed When Airbag Deploys
MyFox Atlanta
A Honda spokesman said the spontaneous deployment of an airbag is very rare. ... pieces from a part in the airbag could cause injury or death to the driver. ...
Air bags, not speed, top safety complaints; They may not raise ...
Bend Bulletin
... the air bag correctly inflated but did not prevent deaths or injuries because the impact was so severe. In other crashes, the air bag failed to deploy ...
Fatal Car Accidents Increase with "Safer" Airbags - San Diego ...
By On behalf of The McClellan Law Firm
Since 2004, all new car models have come equipped with enhanced airbags, meant to save more lives and deliver car accident victims more safely. These new airbags are controlled by computers, which adjust deployment based on: ... The San Diego personal injury attorneys and business litigation lawyers at the McClellan Law Firm serve clients in San Diego, Chula Vista, National City, Eastlake, Bonita, Lemon Grove, La Mesa, El Cajon, Mission Valley, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, ... The McClellan Law Firm - http://www.sandiego-injuryattorney.com/
How to Determine If Your Air Bag Performed Properly
By admin
In a late deployment case, the air bag deploys later than it should, allowing a person to move toward the air bag (sometimes called “out-of-position”). The extreme force from an air bag at close range can cause catastrophic injuries. ... Legal Articles - http://www.bestarticle.org/legal/
Honda Recall Airbags : Honda adds 437000 vehicle to air bag ...
By tdomf_ef12c
The recall is for a driver's side airbag deployment mechanism which can cause the airbag to inflate with too much pressure causing injury or even death to the driver. Follow this link: Honda Recall Airbags : Honda adds 437000 vehicle to ... Free Classifieds - http://www.freebigads.com/
Automobile air bags: friend or foe? A case of air bag-associated ...
Ocular injury, in particular, can often be a direct consequence of air bag deployment. A case of ocular air bag injury is presented. ...
SCI Air Bag Injury and Fatality Tables
Summary tables of 1) NHTSA air bag fatalities and serious injuries, 2) NHTSA and Industry Partners redesigned air bag deployment investigations, ...
Effects of Depowered Airbags on Skin Injuries in Frontal ...
ered airbag deployment. Part 2: Skin Injury Types and Locations. Skin injuries were next examined by ... airbag deployment sustained a skin injury; this ...
Sodium azide-associated laryngospasm after air bag deployment
Therefore, it is incumbent to maintain vigilance in the physical examination and diagnosis of occult injuries after air bag deployment. ...
airbag use. Patterns of injury associated with automobile
severe ocular injury after airbag deployment.27 28 In one case,28 an unrestrained driver suffered abrasion of eyelids, bilateral lens dislocation and ...
Defective Airbags on the Rise, Recalls Continue
By admin
Airbags are designed, in theory, to reduce the chance of an individual striking against the interior of a car thus reducing injury supposedly. In a moderate to severe automobile accident .... Static airbag deployment testing conducted by NHTSA using fifth percentile female dummies indicated that a small stature adult driver not wearing a seat belt and involved in a frontal or near frontal crash, the deployment of the driver air bag may result in an insufficient margin of  ...
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Volume: 36-7 Date: Mar 1 2001 Airbag fatality case: Low impact
Plaintiffs discovery revealed that the risk of serious injury or death from airbag deployment to short-statured women was well-documented by Chrysler from ...
AIRBAG Helmet - VFRworld
By derstuka
In a large number of motorcycle accidents, the most common injuries to this part of the human body are hyperflexion, hypertension and lateral hyperflexion. With the APC, the chances of suffering an injury of this kind are reduced. ... I wonder what/where the deployment sensors go? Lots of questions....Gotta give them kudos for trying. - I spent 8 years in automotive airbag products. 80% of the event of crash, bag deployment, human hitting bag, and bag ride down happens in ... VFRworld - http://vfrworld.com/forums/
Honda Under Investigation for Defective Airbag Recall
In November 2008, Honda announced a recall of about 3900 Accord and Civic models because of a hazard from an excessively powerful airbag inflator. This defect can cause serious airbag injuries to the driver, because it can result in metal shards going through the airbag and hitting the ... If the investigation shows that Honda was aware of airbag deployment problems but restricted the recall to only a few vehicles, then the automaker can face hefty civil penalties. ...
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ABDOMINAL INJURY WITH AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT FOR BELTED DRIVERS IN ...
have statistically significant higher odds of injury with airbag deployment. It is possible that an increase in abdominal injury ... Study document
Honda adds 440000 cars to recall over airbags | Saigon Daily ...
By saigondaily
“In some vehicles, airbag inflators can produce over-pressurization of the driver's [front] airbag inflator mechanism during airbag deployment,” the release said. “If an affected inflator deploys, the increased internal pressure may cause ... Metal fragments could pass through the cloth airbag cushion material, possibly causing an injury or fatality to vehicle occupants.” Honda spokesman Chris Noughtan said the potential defect has resulted in six known injuries and one ...
Saigon Daily Express | Health... - http://saigondaily.net/
Fast And Safe Automotive Electronics | The New and Latest ...
By admin
Thanks to developments in electronics and technology, airbag deployment has seen a tremendous amount of improvement over the years. Early airbags would deploy too early or too late, offering little or no benefit to the driver and passengers . ... Airbag and seating adjustment systems are deployed to minimize impact and decrease the degree of injury to the people inside the vehicle. Think of the advancements over just a decade, and you'll agree that the car of today ...
The New and Latest Electronic... - http://electronic-gadget-gifts.findfastr.com/
New Planes Will Have Air Bags and Seats Less Apt to Rip Loose
New York Times - United States
Airplane seats are tested using some of the same methods highway safety authorities use on car seats. The plane seats are tested on sleds, using crash-test ...
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Airbags Could Cost You a Digit - KickingTires
By Stephen Markley
It turns out, losing a digit or suffering other injuries to the hands and arms as a result of airbag deployment is rare but highly possible. William Smock, an ER doctor at the University of Louisville Hospital, said he's seen about 25 ...
KickingTires - http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/

More info - http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/17/air-bags-may-be-harmful-to-your-thumbs/ 

'Smart' airbags too often fooled
Washington Times - Washington,DC,USA
"Unfortunately hers did not deploy and she sustained a brain injury. The event data recorder indicated that the airbag had been suppressed. ...
OnStar Creates Injury Severity Prediction to Improve Automatic ...
Prdomain Business Register (press release) - Navi Mumbai,Maharashtra,India
20 May 2009 , Detroit : OnStar has developed an Injury Severity ... Airbag deployment notification systems have been on OnStar-equipped vehicles since 1997. ...
Rate of facial injuries in car crashes down
Reuters - USA
... car accidents are becoming less and less common, probably thanks to improvements in automobile design, an analysis of national motor vehicle crash data ... See all stories on this topic
Airbag Defects Cause Increased Injuries and Fatalities | SUVs
By admin
There have been multiple recalls and complaints due to the inadvertent deployment of airbags. An airbag that deploys at a time that it is not designed to can cause serious injury or death to a vehicle occupant. ...
SUVs - http://suvs.webtools4you.biz/
Abdominal injury with airbag deployment for belted drivers ...
The risk of moderate or serious abdominal injury is higher for belted drivers in frontal crashes with a deployed airbag than for belted drivers not exposed ...
SafetyLit: Injury Research and Prevention Literature Update ...
The liver and spleen were not found to have statistically significant higher odds of injury with airbag deployment. It is possible that an increase in abdominal injury potential may be related to a change in occupant kinematics as a ...
Safetylit: Transportation Issues - http://www.safetylit.org/
Californian Airbag Injury Numbers Are A Major Problem | Content Facil
By admin
Airbag Injury lawyers in Los Angeles and San Diego handle cases like these on a regular basis. They are knowledgeable about the laws and regulations regarding vehicle airbag deployment and know how to help you get the settlement award ...
Content Facil - http://linkfacil.net/
Another first for Toyota: a rear center airbag!
By Paul Tan
airbag deployment is not a joke.not as soft as many people may thought.more like an explosion right in front of you and a lot of heat and energy are released. think of a balloon bursting right in front of you =) ... Nowadays safety-belt have pre-tensioner, it means that when you accident, air-bag burst out the safety-belt will hold on to you 1 second before letting you to hit the air-bag which help reduce direct hit injury!!! WTF are you all! Air-bag is so common at ... Paul Tan's Raves and Rants on... - http://paultan.org/
Should Airbags Protect Tall People? | The Airbag Blog
By Taras Rudnitsky
Injury criteria for this crash test dummy were developed by the industry decades ago. Unfortunately, our experience in air bag lawsuits has revealed that some car companies failed to conduct any crash testing with these crash test ...
The Airbag Blog - http://www.theairbagblog.com/
Occupant Classification Systems Enhance Airbag Effectiveness ...  By admin
Once the onboard computer knows the passenger’s size and seating location, the car’s dual or variable-stage airbags come into play. The size of the occupant in the passenger’s seat will determine the type of airbag deployment. ... occupant classification systems significantly reduce risks, it’s always safest to keep small children in the back seat according to CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control) research. ...
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Study Confirms Airbags and Seatbelts Together Reduce Injuries ...
In response to evidence showing that the original airbags increased the risk of injury due to deployment at a high velocity, depowered, or second-generation airbags were mandated in all U.S. automobiles in 1998. ...
The Barber Law Firm - http://thebarberlawfirm.com/blog/
Nissan Frontier Pathfinder Xterra Airbag Sensor Recall
If this happens, the red air bag warning light will illuminate to alert the vehicle operator. This issue could result in the non-deployment of the driver and passenger front air bags in a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury. ...
Truck Accessory Guide - http://truckaccessoryguide.com/
Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery : Posterior dislocation ...
A wide variety of eye injuries from airbags have been reported1 and range in ... 2 I.U. Scott, G.R. John and W.J. Stark, Airbag-associated ocular injury and ...
Honda Civic GX Natural Gas Vehicle : my-dream-cars.com
If a child or small-statured adult is leaning into the deployment path of the side airbag, sensors deactivate it. honda-civic-gx-safety. Side Curtain Airbags To help lessen the likelihood of head and neck injuries in side collisions, ...
my-dream-cars.com - http://www.my-dream-cars.com/
Cervical Spine Injuries Associated With the Incorrect Use of ...
Several case reports have described cervical spine injuries associated with the airbag deployment. Blacksin noted flexion injuries of the cervical and ...
Injury and Side Impact Air Bag Deployment in Near and Far Sided ...
Page: 1333. DOI: 10.1097/TA.0b013e31818cac13. Authors: Stadter, Greg BA; Grabowski, Jurek G. PhD; Burke, Christine; Aldaghlas, Tayseer A. MS, MD; Robinson, Linda MS, MA, RN; Fakhry, Samir M. MD.
The Journal of Trauma: Injury,... - http://www.jtrauma.com/pt/re/jtrauma/currenttoc.htm
Honda Recalls 2001 Accord, Civic to Fix Air Bag Inflator
Consumer Affairs - USA
The driver's air bag inflator could produce excessive internal pressure, possibly causing it to rupture upon deployment. The rupture could permit metal ... See all stories on this topic
Airbag Defects Cause Increased Injuries and Fatalities
By admin
There have been multiple recalls and complaints due to the inadvertent deployment of airbags. An airbag that deploys at a time that it is not designed to can cause serious injury or death to a vehicle occupant. ...
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2009 Chevrolet Impala
DURING A PASSENGER-SIDE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT, PIECES OF THE INFLATOR TUBE COULD STRIKE AND INJURY VEHICLE OCCUPANTS AND THE AIR BAG CUSHION WOULD NOT INFLATE FULLY, REDUCING THE CAPABILITY OF THE BAG TO PROTECT THE PASSENGER. Remedy: ...
Newcar.com Car Recalls RSS Feed - http://www.newcar.com/
2001 Hyundai Elantra
NON-DEPLOYMENT OF THE SRS AIR BAGS MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER UNDER CERTAIN CRASH CONDITIONS. Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSTALL NEW SIDE IMPACT AIR BAG WIRING HARNESS CONNECTOR CLIPS AND REVISED SIDE ...
Automotive.com Car Recalls RSS Feed - http://www.automotive.com/
Airbag Defects
By articles(articles)
Static airbag deployment testing conducted by NHTSA using fifth percentile female dummies indicated that a small stature adult driver not wearing a seat belt and involved in a frontal or near frontal crash, the deployment of the driver ...
automotive - http://automotive-articlesfree.blogspot.com/
Injury Extra Volume 39, Issue 9 September 2008
By The Library(The Library)
Paediatric alkaline and thermal burn injury due to airbag deployment: A public health risk Pages 311-312 Iain S. Whitaker, Kayvan Shokrollahi, Anuj Mishra, Tom S. Potokar and William A. Dickson ... Orthopaedics Bulletin - http://orthobull.blogspot.com/
Traumatic Simultaneous Asymmetric Hip Dislocations and Motor ...
Ortho SuperSite - Thorofare,NJ,USA
In addition, lower extremities have increased incidence of injury whenever airbag deployment occurs, regardless if the occupant is seat belted or not. ... See all stories on this topic
Maxillofacial fractures following airbag deployment
1 ± Patterns of injuries following airbag deployment: (A) unrestrained driver accelerating toward deploying airbag; (B) restrained ...

http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0735675702422383 The effects of airbag deployment on severe upper extremity injuries in frontal automobile crashes - M.Virginia Jernigan MSa and Stefan M. Duma PhDa aFrom the From Virginia Tech, Impact Biomechanics Laboratory, Blacksburg, Virginia.

Otologic injuries from airbag deployment
In response, 71 case histories were sub-. mitted on patients seen for otologic symptoms after airbag. Otologic injuries from airbag deployment ...
IngentaConnect Inferior thyroid artery injury due to airbag deployment
Inferior thyroid artery injury due to airbag deployment. Authors: Boldin C.1; Peicha G.; Passler J.M.; Hauser H.; Riccabona M. Source: Injury, Volume 33, ...
Tracheal Rupture After Air Bag Deployment.
Page: 1131. DOI: 10.1097/01.ta.0000224896.22056.7b. Authors: Karapantzos, Ilias MD; Nousia, Christina-Sophia MD; Lyratzopoulos, Nikolaos MD; Didilis, Vasilios MD; Tsokataridis, Christos MD; Danielides, Vasilios MD, PhD.
The Journal of Trauma: Injury,... - http://www.jtrauma.com/pt/re/jtrauma/currenttoc.htm
Airbag Deployment in Low Speed Crashes Increases Injuries ...
The study finds that deployment of airbags at crash speeds below 20 miles per hour increases the likelihood of injury among all drivers. ...
Burns : On burn injuries related to airbag deployment - Published ...
To a significantly lesser degree, burns due to airbag deployment (about 7–8% of these injuries) have been reported. These injuries will be seen more ...
June 6, 2005 -- Do children need to wait until they're 15 years ...
By fac(fac) Very few children (1.6%, or 60 kids) suffered serious injuries in the crashes. "Children 0 to 14 years of age involved in frontal collisions seemed to be at increased risk of serious injury from air bag presence and deployment," says ... insurance motor quote daily news - http://insurance-motor-quote-daily-news.blogspot.com/
Volvo to fix airbag fault
Courier Mail - Australia
Euro NCAP tests found a delay in the deployment of curtain airbags in the side pole test. Volvo agreed to modify production cars, so it was re-tested but ... See all stories on this topic
Airbag Deployed Two Hours After Crash Injuring A Firefighter
FireFighting News.com - USA
The force of the deployment struck the Firefighter in the arm and face, knocking him completely out of the vehicle. Fire-Rescue Medic 9 transported him with ... See all stories on this topic
Sweden: Volvo recalls 56000 cars over fuel leaks and airbag deployment
Automotive World (subscription) - London,UK
The other recall, involving 18000 of the company's V70 and XC70 models, is to inspect side airbags. According to Bohlin, "there's a risk they don't launch ... See all stories on this topic
Aging expert Florence Soltys dies at 72
News & Observer - Raleigh,NC,USA
18 and had a stroke after she was hospitalized for treatment of injuries from the car's airbag deployment, John Soltys said. Last year, she received the ... See all stories on this topic
Seat Sensors realiably detect human occupants.
ThomasNet Industrial News Room (press release) - New York,NY,USA
Mounted within seat structure in groups of 4, Monocrystalline Silicon Strain Gauge Occupant Weight Sensor measures weight for safe airbag deployment and ...
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The Ultimate Driving Machine: Is it Really Safe?
Emediawire (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA
Also, as testified to by one of Mr. Alegria's passengers, who is a serving State Police officer, no pot hole was hit prior to the airbag deployment. ...
Surprising Airbag Hazards Among Research Findings At Hearing ...
Medical News Today (press release) - UK
He will present data predicting that 17 percent of people who are exposed to car airbag deployment in the United States will suffer some permanent hearing ...
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Oh, What A Recall! Toyota Calls In 30,000 Scion tC Over Random ...
Jalopnik - Herndon,VA,USA
... According to the NHTSA alert bulletin: "The seat-mounted side airbag and side curtain airbags on certain tCs may inadvertently deploy if the door for that side ...
Parents Question Why Air Bag Did Not Deploy
KSLA-TV - Shreveport,LA,USA
Angie Conatser says, "I asked if there were any problems with the airbag deployment in this particular vehicle, and we're awaiting their call." Conatser hopes ...
Chrysler recalling about 180,000 vehicles
Monsters and Critics.com - Glasgow,UK
... bag may not be compatible with some rear-facing child seat models if the passenger seat is in the full forward position and an airbag deployment occurs, the ...
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Renault launches urgent investigation into unexplained deployment ...
Cape Times (subscription) - Cape Town,South Africa
... Napier resident Ann Albertyn was left bruised and in shock after the airbag in her Renault Laguna deployed as she was driving down her driveway in December. ...
Recyclers offered world's first airbag deployment courses
letsrecycle.com - UK
One of the first ever training courses on the deployment of car airbags during ... The one-day course begins with a morning session examining airbag types, where ...
Airbag Disposal Course Launched for Vehicle Dismantlers
Collision Week (subscription) - USA
... a body developed by vehicle manufacturers - the course gives delegates a morning in the classroom learning about airbag types, deployment equipment and methods ...
Woman in car crash is blinded by airbag
Daily Mail - UK - UK
... will continue to lobby car manufacturers to ensure airbags are safe. We have submitted our research to Euro NCAP, the Europewide crash-testing organisation of ...
Rescuers BEWARE ! inadvertent deployments of SIPS - Possible implications for Rescuers
Deployment of seat airbags due to the combination of getting in and out of the vehicle and the accumulation of static deploying the seatback module...Feasibility study on its implication to Rescuers removing casualties from vehicle wreckage...
What every firefighter should know - The extreme danger of airbag propellant
 ...Vehicle airbags use a chemical that is so toxic that tiny amounts can kill ---Rescue implications...This knowledge gives immediate recognition to the risk that rescuers face when performing certain extrication evolutions...
Holden side airbag problem
Consumer Online - Wellington,New Zealand
... This may result in an unintentional deployment of the side airbag only when the car is stationary and the person exiting has exited one of the front seats. ...
NHTSA Opens Investigation of Over 800,000 Chrysler Vehicles with ...
Newsinferno.com - New York,NY,USA
... Number EA06003) into more than 800,000 DaimlerChrysler vehicles for potentially defective airbag sensors that can delay or prevent the deployment of airbags in ...
Airbags increase leg injury risks - Study recommends additional under-dash protection and a deactivation switch - Justin Cummins of the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. http://www.macleans.ca/topstories/health/article.jsp?content=20051130_151842_5284
Concern over Sodium Azide waste in the environment - research - http://www.sdearthtimes.com/et0800/et0800s9.html

Bone density can affect severity of crash injuries
Globe and Mail - Canada
... The deployment of an airbag is a violent event. The bag has to reach full volume in the tenth of a second after a crash, before ...

Emergency responders to undergo airbag training
Kettle Moraine Index - Kettle Moraine,WI,USA
... Because of the force exerted by an airbag deployment, emergency responders and crash victims caught in its trajectory can sustain the same impact force, or ...

Plescia Org Table Of Contents
... prevention of fire fighter deaths from late deploying airbags · My air bag proposal ... Re: 17 yr old daughter's death from driver's airbag in fender. ... many more deaths
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New chip makes mechanical devices smart
IST Results - Brussels,Belgium 8-2005
... the car environment, and both long-range and short-range car radar systems together with the classical VDC functionality like airbag deployment and ABS brakes. ...

09.08.2005. PRE-SAFE®: World premiere of the second-generation ...
... This information would then enable the rate of inflation during airbag deployment, the force of the belt tensioners and the operation of the belt force ...

Columbia Fire Department Newsletter - Summer 2004
Air bags: Facing SRS Technology in Vehicle Extrication - Engineer Robert Joyner ... To Firefighter Timothy Yandle for the death of his father, ...
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ABI Research Expects e-Call to Drive EU Telematics -- When it ...
TMCnet (press release) - USA
It will employ a hardware "black box" installed in the vehicle, which will wirelessly send airbag deployment and impact sensor information, as well as GPS ...

Car-Crash Investigators Partner With Computers
Washington Post - Washington,DC,USA
... waited for data to spill from a "black box" recovered from a car involved in a ... and computer analyses that measure and map the split-second anatomy of a crash. ...

Subaru adds aluminum to Ipreza line
Automotive Body Repair - Home Page
... The driver's side airbag uses a sensor on the seat track to measure the driver ... is sitting there if it is a child or an adult to control air bag deployment. ...

Toyota Develops New Vehicle Safety Technologies
Japan Corporate News (press release) - Tokyo,Japan
... Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management) vehicle control system and developed a two-chamber airbag aimed at lessening the impact of airbag deployment on front ...

Airbag Danger to Teenagers
Reuters.uk - UK
According to a report by the Oregon Health Sciences University, children up to the age of 14 can be harmed by the deployment of an airbag. ...

GE Advanced Materials, Automotive Revs Up Its Instrument Panel ...
Money Plans - Mumbai,India
... The low temperature ductility of the new resin, down to -40 C, allows robust airbag deployment with no material fragmentation, potentially increasing consumer ...

View from the dash: Bursting at the seams
Globe and Mail - Toronto,Ontario,Canada
... purposes. This is especially helpful when working on airbag placement, displacement and deployment issues during the design phase. ...

AUSTRALIA: Drivers trial new Toyota telematics
just-auto.com (subscription) - Bromsgrove,Worcs,UK
... automatic accident notification to the call centre if the system detects deployment of the SRS airbags. "In addition, it has an SRS airbag diagnostic function ...

 The Spy Under the Hood
BusinessWeek - USA
... a device in your vehicle that, in the event of an accident, stores information about such things as speed, throttle position, braking, and airbag deployment. ...

Driver Airbag Becomes Standard Feature on All Volvo Trucks
AutoWeb - Victoria,Australia
... Analysis of actual crash sequences in 94 real-life accidents revealed that the deployment of airbags mitigates the consequences of most frontal ... The airbag is a .

2006 Honda Ridgeline is First Ever Four-Door Truck to Earn Top ...
Yahoo News (press release) - USA
... sensor; driver's and front passenger's side airbags (passenger
side airbag with Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) to prevent airbag deployment when a ...

Airbag SDM ' Black Box ' Crash Data Retrieval Information for GM ...
I-Newswire.com (press release) - USA
...
sensing and diagnostic module at deployment or in a near deployment collision. ... Vetronix CDR System, which downloads the data stored in recordable airbag modules ...

GE Advanced Materials, Automotive Revs Up Its Instrument Panel ...
TMCnet (press release) - USA
... The low temperature ductility of the new resin, down to -40 C, allows robust airbag deployment with no material fragmentation, potentially increasing consumer ...

STMicroelectronics Reports 2005 First Quarter Revenues and ...
PR Newswire (press release) - USA
... Together with its DVB-S2 demodulator, ST is enabling the deployment of advanced ... automotive sector, ST gained two important design wins for airbag components: a ...

GM double bags it
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... The airbag's size is altered by a tether that keeps it from expanding to full ... When a full-sized deployment is needed, the tether is released and the vent is ...

Infant killed by airbag deployment
Miami Herald - FL,USA
A 2-month-old baby died in a car crash after an airbag deployed into the back of his car seat, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. ...

Metal Shop: Sizing Up Side Impacts
Automotive Body Repair - Home Page
... Side airbags are designed to provide occupant protection from side collision forces, but there are risks with side airbag deployment. ...

Delphi Leads Technology Discussions at SAE 2005
PR Newswire (press release) - USA
... Wednesday, April 13, Room W2-65, 8:30 am) 2005-01-0289 An Integrated Testing and CAE Application Methodology for Curtain Airbag Deployment (Monday, April 11 ...

Injury Sciences expands capabilities of car-accident software
San Antonio Business Journal - San Antonio,TX,USA
Injury Sciences LLC has redesigned its WrExpert automotive-accident software to improve its ability to determine the cause and scope of a vehicle collision. ...

Researchers used human corpses in car crash tests
Telegraph.co.uk - UK
Researchers at a technical university in Austria could face criminal prosecution after it was found that they used human corpses as crash-test dummies. ...

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New research results - airbag injuries
Airbag Module Cover Injuries
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Eyes - the airbag danger
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Protecting yourself and your family from airbag injuries - Killer Airbags
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UT researcher studies airbag injuries to eyes
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The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care ... Injuries attributed to steering-wheel airbag deployment include skin abrasions, thermal burns, corneal abrasions and other eye injuries, ...
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Airbag Deployment, Door Latches, Seat Back Failure, Seat Belt ... Learn about airbag deployment, door latches, and other crashworthiness features. Defective airbags, seat back failure, or seat belt malfunctions can cause ...
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MEI: OTOLOGIC INJURIES SECONDARY TO AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT  Otologic Injuries Secondary to Airbag Deployment. William J. McFeely, Jr., MD ... Severe head injury caused by airbag deployment. J Trauma 1996; 41:920-2. ...
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[PDF] Biomechanical Analysis Of Late Airbag Deployment In Motor Vehicle   File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML
and serious injuries when the airbag deployment is delayed. Even properly restrained occupants ... airbag injuries in late deployment situations. REFERENCES ...
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HON - News : Airbags Reduce Serious Eye Injuries  11 (HealthScoutNews) -- Airbags increase the risk of minor eye injuries but ... percent of all eye injuries were to people exposed to airbag deployment and ...
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Effectiveness of ADR-69  Effectiveness of ADR 69: A Case-Control study of Crashed Vehicles Equipped with Airbags ... Driver stature injuries and airbag deployment crashes? ...
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Airbag Deployment in Low Speed Crashes Increases Injuries, press ...
Airbag Deployment in Low Speed Crashes Increases Injuries, press release of Thursday, September 28, 2000, Harvard School of Public Health.
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Airbag Injury Research
Three cases of injuries from airbag module covers to drivers heights 5'3" and under ... the potential for fatal injuries associated with airbag deployment, ...
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Dr Smock's Research
Ten cases of airbag-induced injuries involving ten adult vehicle operators ...18 It was also determined that the average velocity of airbag deployment in a ...
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Airbag safety at Edmunds
Weighed against 3.3 million airbag deployments and more than 4800 lives saved ... Researchers had long been searching for a device to reduce head injuries ...
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Possible Airbag Injury Lawsuit. Submit your complaint to a lawyer.
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intrathoracic injuries. Death from airbag deployment is mainly seen. in unrestrained victims and results from either intrathoracic. injuries or head injury. ...
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Injuries associated with airbag deployment -- Wallis and Greaves ...
Injuries associated with airbag deployment. LA Wallis1 and I Greaves2. 1 Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK 2 Peterborough District Hospital, Peterborough, UK ...
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Reversible acute myocardial injury following air bag deployment ...
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New Study Identifies Specific Ear Problems Resulting From ...
The downside of airbag deployment is the introduction of a new spectrum of injuries. ... Computer Crash Simulations Accurately Predict Airbag Injuries to ...
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Effect of airbag deployment on head injuries in severe passenger ...
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to identify and analyze factors contributing to both airba...
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Children and Airbags
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On burn injuries related to airbag deployment.
On burn injuries related to airbag deployment. Baruchin AM, Jakim I, Rosenberg L, Nahlieli O. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Barzilai Medical ...
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What To Do When the Air Bag Goes Off
B. Deployment Injuries or Death. This presentation deals with the third scenario where an ... Injuries to other occupants e. Likely defenses. B. The Airbag ...
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UMTRI Biosciences Facilities
... and assess airbag deployment parameters and specimen response and injury. ... for checking skeletal injuries to test subjects at the test facility. ...
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UT researcher studies airbag injuries to eyes
UT researcher studies airbag injuries to eyes. JACKIE OWEN ... Actual experimental studies of air bag-induced eye injuries will comprise the final phase. ...
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Cadillac Recall News
GM recalls one million cars due to inadvertent airbag deployment. ... NHTSA received 166 complaints of inadvertent airbag deployment, including 92 injuries. ...
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Fraunhofer-ITWM: Willkommen am Fraunhofer ITWM!
The deployment of an airbag is a very complex physical process. ... problem is the question of injuries, ie the question whether the airbag actually reduces ...
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Air Bags and the Skin
Wallis LA, Greaves I. Injuries associated with airbag deployment. ... Upper extremity injuries related to airbag deployments. J Trauma. 1995;38:482-488. ...
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Airbag Accident Injuries and Airbag Death Lawsuit
Airbag Injuries Case Review Other Names: Defective Airbags Practice Area(s):
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Traumatic bilateral internal carotid artery dissection following ...
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Accident Reconstruction News
These injuries are as a result of brute airbag deployment force. ``Object
sensors'', ``cut-off/cut-on switches'', ``seat weight sensors'' and ``multiple ...
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Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation - Fulltext: Volume 25(4 ...
Table 2. Table 2. Locations of burn injuries in crashes with and without airbag
deployment ... Upper extremity injuries related to airbag deployments. ...
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