Airbags (Hansard, 16 January 1997)
HC Deb 16 January 1997 vol 288 c316W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many injuries have been caused by airbags in cars inflating too slowly on collision. [11015]

Mr. Bowis

The Department has not heard of any injuries caused by airbags inflating too slowly.

Mr. Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what safety checks are required by his Department on airbags in cars. [11014]

Mr. Bowis

Airbags are not compulsory and there are no performance standards governing their performance. The vehicle manufacturer is considered to be best placed to specify the airbag characteristics to complement the vehicle's other crash protection systems.

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