More than 23 million defective Takata airbags in U.S., agency says

09/09/2015 // JusticeNewsFlash // (press release)

Washington – More than 23 million airbags produced by Japanese company Takata have been recalled in the United States. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently revised the number, which was previously estimated to be more than 30 million according to an AFP report.


The NHTSA said that defective airbag inflators are in approximately four million of the vehicles on the driver and passenger sides.


Eight deaths and more than 100 injuries have reportedly been linked to the defective airbags. The defect can cause the airbags to deploy so forcefully that shrapnel is thrown toward drivers and passengers.  


The airbag recall is stated to be the biggest in the history of the United States. The NHTSA has said that it has consulted with the vehicle manufacturers affected by the recall as well as airbag suppliers “to gather information on inflator supplies, risk factors, and the biggest obstacles to replacing defective inflators.”


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