Airbags Help Save Lives, But Also Have Certain Risks

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Deployment ignition- The explosion can ignite gasoline fumes or other flammable components of the vehicle, placing people at risk for serious burns.

Talcum powder residue- In some cases, this dust cloud resulted in someone suffering breathing problems, asthma attacks, and other respiratory issues.

Inflation force- Airbag deployment can reach speeds of up to 200 mph. If your face, or chest, is too close to the steering wheel when the bag deploys, you could experience fractures.