USA: Ford air bag case highlights design information dispute
A New York jury has ordered Ford to pay $US5.1 million to a New York couple for their claim that poorly designed air bag sensors led to the husband losing most of his sight, Associated Press reports. The case highlights a lingering dispute between safety advocates and federal regulators over how much information consumers should have about the design and performance of air bag systems. The advocates say without such information, consumers could be at risk, especially from older vehicles.
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