Some people believe children are our future. Toyota initially didn't, but luckily, they've now decided to drop a few million ducats to deactivate front-passenger air bag cut-off switches in 160,000 Tundra pickups. This was after NHTSA rejected Toyota's petition to waive federal safety regulations requiring most vehicles built after September 2002 and equipped with air bag cut-offs to also include a child seat anchor system called Lower Anchorages and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH). Henry Jasny, the general councel for a Washington watch group had the following comment about the need for Toyota to do something — anything — to fix the problem:
"[Toyota not providing latches] is not merely an incidental statistical artifact but a clear and present danger to the children who ride in child restraints in the front passenger seats of those vehicles."
Maybe Toyota should change their advertising campaign:
"Toyota: Moving Children Forward Through The Windshield"
Toyota to recall Tundra air bags [Freep]
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