SRS/Airbag Disposal & Deployment Practices – A Refresher

Back in August 2007, Toyota published an AWARE article; “A New Look at SRS/Airbag Disposal & Deployment Practices”. This article provided guidance on the proper handling and disposal of Supplemental Restraint System components, including all types of airbags and seat belt pre-tensioner assemblies (referred to herein as SRS devices). Toyota is revisiting the subject in this article to ensure continued dealer compliance with associated federal, state and local regulatory requirements. As originally pointed out in the 2007 AWARE article, deployment of SRS devices may be considered “treatment” of hazardous waste and may be subject to permit requirements at the state level.... read more