Regulators are warning drivers to avoid applying aftermarket decals to any steering
wheel. These decals are used to personalize a cars logo on the center of a cars
steering wheel. Often these decals have fake rhinestones or other decorations and then
applied with an adhesive backing. What many drivers are not aware of it the
manufacturers logo on the center of the steering wheel is specially designed because it
is positioned over the SRS airbag.
Reports are being submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) that these decals are causing serious and permanent injuries. If the airbag
deploys and the decal is ejected in a crash that decal has the chance to impact to
drivers face. Among the more serious injuries is one driver who lost sight in one eye
after a rhinestone became dislodged and hit them. The NHTSA further warns “any
alterations or changes to your airbag or its cover can also cause it to not function
properly.” They are urging drivers to avoid buying and installing these adornments.
Consumers currently using these are being asked to carefully remove them as soon as
possible. These decals are often found from third-party sellers online including Amazon,
Etsy, Temu and even Walmart. Being involved in a crash where there is sufficient
enough of an impact to deploy the airbag is traumatic enough without adding debris that
couple possible impact your face and eyes to the equation.
We represent people who are injured because of the careless and reckless acts of
others. At the end of the day your case can only be settled one time and you need to
know all of the facts beforehand. The reason that insurance companies have paid our
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