UK-based safety company namely Thatcham Research and Euro NCAP have made an revealed that during their routine stripdown of cars they have found that labels such as “for crash test only”, “ISO fix points”, “air bag module” etc have been found.
Prior to mass production, a model cars are required to mandatory pass crash test and during stripping the auditors found these suspicious labeling. Most of the labels found were from the parts outsourced from the car manufacturers.
When carmakers were asked for an explanation, they have informed that due to tight production schedules and deadlines, these components are taken from production slots and labelled in-order to avoid delay.
It should also be noted that ever since emission scandal, Euro NCAP has not found any such suspicious labels as cars undergo stringent internal testing before handing over to outside agency for certification.