Takata Airbag Public Service Announcement Warns Consumers of Urgent Recall by Federal Government; Educational PSA Features Corey Burdick, Victim who Lost Eye Due to Defective Product

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Takata Airbag Public Service Announcement Warns Consumers of Urgent Recall by Federal Government

Educational PSA Features Corey Burdick, Victim who Lost Eye Due to Defective Product

View PSA Here http://www.consumerwatch.com/recalls/2001-2003-hondaacura-takata-airbag-recall-psa/



Orlando, FL — A new public service announcement (PSA) featuring Corey Burdick, one of many victims of defective Takata airbags that have been recalled, launches today on social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter.  The PSA was created by ConsumerWatch.com and is moderated by Richard Newsome, a consumer advocate and product safety attorney.


“The federal government just issued an urgent warning to consumers about certain 2001/2002 Honda vehicles with defective airbags,” Newsome can be seen saying in the PSA.  “The warning told consumers not even to drive their vehicles until they have taken it into a dealership to make sure that if they have a defective airbag, it has been replaced.”


Takata, whose airbags can be found in one in every five cars on the road in the United States, has come under Congressional scrutiny for intentionally putting forward a product which executives knew was defective.  U.S. Senator Bill Nelson of Florida has stated that the current Takata airbag recall may reach upwards to 250 million vehicles worldwide.


In the educational PSA, a disfigured Burdick speaks into the camera stating, “I lost my eye because of a defective airbag…take your car in today so that this doesn’t happen to you.”


Corey Burdick’s life was forever changed on May 29, 2014 when he was involved in a minor traffic incident while driving to work in Lake County, Florida. During the minor incident, the Takata airbag in his 2001 Honda Civic ejected sharp metal shrapnel into his right eye, leaving him disfigured and permanently blind in that eye.


Burdick later found out that his Civic had been previously recalled multiple times for the dangerous airbag defect. Unfortunately, Burdick never received notice of the recall. As a result, Burdick, his wife, and their two young children are now forced to live with permanent and needless injuries he suffered as a result of the shrapnel defect.


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