Takata has recalled millions of defective and dangerous airbags in vehicles sold all over the United States.
Vehicles made by 19 different automakers have been recalled to replace frontal airbags on the driver’s side or passenger’s side. It is “the largest and most complex safety recall in U.S. history.” The airbags, made by major parts supplier Takata, were mostly installed in cars from model year 2002 through 2015. Some of those airbags could deploy explosively, injuring or even killing car occupants.
At the heart of the problem is the airbag’s inflator, a metal cartridge loaded with propellant wafers, which in some cases has ignited with explosive force. If the inflator housing ruptures in a crash, metal shards from the airbag can be sprayed throughout the passenger cabin—a potentially disastrous outcome from a supposedly life-saving device. It is expected that the inflator recall will impact more than 42 million vehicles in the U.S., with the total number of airbags being between 65 and 70 million.
Although the company has filed for bankruptcy our firm has stepped up to get justice for those victims injured by these airbags.
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