Airbags

§4549.20. Improper replacement of motor vehicle air bag.

(A) As used in this section, "air bag" has the same meaning as in 49 C.F.R. 579.4, as amended.

(B) No person shall install or reinstall in any motor vehicle any object to fulfill the function of an air bag, including an air bag, other than an air bag that was designed in conformance with or that is regulated by federal motor vehicle safety standard number 208 for the make, model, and model year of the vehicle, knowing that the object is not in accordance with that standard.

(C) Whoever violates division (B) of this section is guilty of improper replacement of a motor vehicle air bag, a misdemeanor of the first degree on a first offense. On each subsequent offense, the person is guilty of a felony of the fifth degree.

HISTORY: 150 v H 219, §1, eff. 9-16-04.

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