Adding decorations to a steering wheel can liven up a dull commute, and the internet now offers endless possibilities.
Fuzzy steering wheel covers, stickers that look like diamonds or embroidered flowers, and even steering wheel trays with room for electronics and food are all easy to find online.
But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said this week that what may seem like a harmless decoration could cause a serious injury in a crash.
A consumer alert issued by the agency on Monday warned drivers not to adorn their steering wheels with decorative emblem decals because in a crash they could come off and hurt someone.
“In a crash, the force of a deploying airbag can turn the product into a projectile, resulting in serious injury or death,” the alert said.
Traffic Safety Administration