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New Jersey Officials Crackdown On Dangerous Handicap Car Modifications

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By Michelle Durham

NEW JERSEY (CBS) — An alert Garden State citizen’s call to New Jersey officials about potentially dangerous modifications to her vehicle ultimately helped over 80 people who faced the same situation.

Director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Eric Kanefsky says the way the vehicle was adjusted to accommodate wheelchairs actually caused a hazardous situation where dangerous fumes from the fuel tank could escape.

“It could then potentially. It was a very real danger to everyone who was driving around in these vehicles,” Kanefsky says.

And he credits the company for stepping forward and immediately correcting the problem…and he reminds folks this is what his office is here for…

“This is really the crux of it, why we’re here and why we do what we do we are a state agency of hundreds of people that is solely dedicated to trying to identify and resolve these problems but the bottom line is unless people call us up and tell us about these things we would never have known about this,” Kanefsky says.

He says everyone can make a difference.

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