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A person shall not knowingly and intentionally manufacture, import, install, reinstall, distribute, sell, or offer for sale any device intended to replace a supplemental restraint system component in any motor vehicle if the device is a counterfeit supplemental restraint system component or a nonfunctional airbag, or does not meet federal safety requirements as provided in Section 571.208 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

A person shall not knowingly and intentionally sell, install, or reinstall in a vehicle, any device that causes the vehicle’s diagnostic systems to fail to warn when the vehicle is equipped with a counterfeit supplemental restraint system component or nonfunctional airbag, or when no airbag is installed.

IPRC - Washington, DC - 11/20/20 - "IPR Center Announces Recipients of 2020 Partnership Awards for Combating Intellectual Property, Trade Fraud Crimes at Inaugural Awards Ceremony"

DOJ - Buffalo, NY - 5/28/19 - "Counterfeit Airbag Supplier Sentenced to Prison"

DOJ - Macon, GA - 4/1/19 - "Thomasville Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Importing and Distributing Thousands of Counterfeit Car Parts"

DOJ - Portland, OR - 8/21/18 - "Sacramento Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Counterfeit Air Bag Covers and Nameplate Badges"

DOJ - Albuquerque, NM - 5/9/18 - "Mexican Nationals Plead Guilty to Trafficking in Counterfeit Goods by Operating Counterfeit Airbag Business in Albuquerque"

DOJ - Springfield, MO - 12/7/17 - "Ozark Man Pleads Guilty to Counterfeit Airbag Scheme"

ICE - Washington, DC - 11/17/17 - "ICE Teams with Industry to Fight IP Theft"

DOJ - Sacramento, CA - 5/31/17 - "Antelope Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Counterfeit Airbags Online"

DOJ - Albuquerque, NM - 5/4/17 - "Mexican Nationals Arrested on Federal Counterfeit Trafficking Charges"

DOJ - Buffalo, NY - 10/24/16 - "Two Men Charged with Importing and Selling Counterfeit Airbags"

DOJ - Spokane, WA - 11/13/13 - "Moxee Man Sentenced to 31 Months in Federal Prison for Selling Counterfeit Airbags on ebay"

FBI - New York, NY - 2/19/13 - "Three Automotive Parts Suppliers Charged in Manhattan Federal Court with Selling Counterfeit Replacement Parts"

DOJ - Chattanooga, TN - 2/16/12 - "Dai Zhensong Sentenced to Thirty Seven Months in Prison for Trafficking in Counterfeit Airbags"