The National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. continues its assault on illegal equipment manufacturers as it targets Texas-based ASTEX USA, which makes high-intensity-discharge headlamp kits that don’t comply with federal standards for safety. ASTEX is the 24th HID conversion supplier to face NHTSA’s scrutiny. In all cases, investigations have led to recalls and termination of sales. Some of the companies potentially face severe civil fines. The ASTEX product “can be expected to produce ...

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