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Consumers shouldn’t risk buying replacement air bags from anyone but an authorized dealer. (Photo: Thinkstock)

(Bloomberg) — An underground market is growing on the Internet for unauthorized and possibly dangerous replacements for Takata Corp.’s recalled air bags.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has learned of defective air bags for sale on EBay Inc., said Jennifer Timian, chief of the agency’s recall management division. Consumers shouldn’t risk buying replacement air bags from anyone but an authorized dealer, she said.

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