Hong Kong/New Delhi (CNN Business)Amazon has stopped selling devices that can disable seatbelt alarms successful India following a petition from the government.
The Transport Ministry told CNN Business connected Thursday that it had sent a announcement to Amazon (AMZN), ordering it to instrumentality down listings of replacement seatbelt clips that tin beryllium utilized to halt car alarms going disconnected erstwhile idiosyncratic isn't buckled in.
The products are not amerciable successful India. But radical usage them "to evade wearing seatbelts," Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said successful an interrogation with Reuters. The quality bureau was archetypal to study the move.
"The products successful question are nary longer available," Amazon told CNN Business successful a connection Thursday.
The e-commerce elephantine said that its marketplace successful India lone sells goods from external, third-party sellers, not straight from Amazon.
"We instrumentality strict enactment against sellers successful lawsuit they are recovered to beryllium selling immoderate merchandise successful contravention with applicable laws, including listing of unsafe oregon non-compliant products, arsenic lawsuit information is simply a apical priority," it said.
The authorities petition came conscionable days aft the decease of salient Indian businessman Cyrus Mistry. The erstwhile Tata Sons president was killed successful a roadworthy mishap adjacent Mumbai connected Sunday. He was 54.
Police said different rider traveling with Mistry besides died connected Sunday, erstwhile their car deed a obstruction betwixt 2 lanes.
The mishap sparked a caller nationalist statement implicit information arsenic the tally of roadworthy mishap deaths increases.
Last month, a study from the National Crime Records Bureau showed that astir 155,600 radical died successful accidents connected Indian roads successful 2021. That was up from the 154,700 fatalities tracked successful 2019. The fig of deaths fell successful 2020 to 133,200 arsenic pandemic lockdowns took hold.