The auto industry announces it will begin voluntary testing of side air bags, which are increasing as a standard or option for U.S. cars and light trucks, particularly on luxury, high-end models. Currently, side air bags are not required nor monitored by the federal government, however, preliminary tests show that side bags pose substantial risks when children are seated too close to them. Recently, there has been an increase in the number of reported injuries attributed to side air bags.
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