Silent Killers, a new public service announcement (PSA) series designed to inform and educate the public about a spike in recent car safety issues will launch Monday on social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter.
The PSAs address topics ranging from defective airbags to exploding tire risks in high heat. Created by ConsumerWatch, the web series is moderated by Rich Newsome, a consumer advocate and product safety attorney.
Each week, we will unveil two to three new PSAs in the series.
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In the series trailer, Newsome states:
“The misperception is that airbags are these soft pillowy devices; they’re not.
Underneath that comfortable-looking seat is what really looks like a lawn chair.
There’s a dangerous secret that the tire manufacturers don’t want the public to know about.
People are seriously; catastrophically injured and even worse people can die.”
ConsumerWatch is dedicated to keeping the public informed about defective products, recalls and safety concerns associated with numerous products ranging from tools, cars and food to medical devices and children’s toys.
ConsumerWatch is continually updated with recall and defective product information and closely follows updates from the Consumer Product and Safety Commission to communicate the latest news with Web site visitors.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent government agency created to protect Americans from harmful products that could result in serious injury or death. The agency creates product safety standards and guidelines for companies and manufacturers to follow when creating consumer goods. ConsumerWatch informs the Web site visitors when these standards are not upheld and the guidelines are compromised, to ensure the public is aware of defective products that could cause harm to Americans nationwide.