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The Takata Airbag Recall Continues

By Breyer Law Offices on March 22, 2016

While using words such as “epic,” “historical,” and “unprecedented” to describe the Takata airbag recall might have been hyperbole before, it is beginning to look like the truth. If the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) gets its way, the auto parts maker could end up recalling 120 million defective airbags.

Thus far, only 29 million out of the potentially 285 million fault devices have been recalled. Officials remain unsure about how an expanded recall may operate, as many vehicles have airbags installed from two different manufacturers, thus making it difficult to determine which one is which. As ominously stated by a former Takata manager – “You have no way of knowing.”

In all, 10 deaths have been linked to the defective Takata airbags. The explosive chemical known as ammonium nitrate was found to be the root of the problem. Under certain conditions, the chemical can react violently, causing the entire airbag housing to explode like a grenade. As part of a settlement with the NHTSA, Takata has pledged to stop using ammonium nitrate by 2018 and declare all remaining ammonium nitrate devices defective by 2019.

If the recall is expanded, it could end up costing the Japanese parts maker billions of dollars and years to the process. However, this is nothing compared to the damage their negligence has caused accident victims and their families. Breyer Law Offices, P.C. recommends that anyone who has questions concerning the Takata airbag recall to review the information provided by safercar.gov.

Additionally, if you or a family member have been injured by a faulty automobile product, you may have legal options available. Contact the Phoenix product liability attorneys at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. today to schedule an appointment to review your case. We’re ready to help you fight the large companies responsible for your injuries. Call us today at (602) 267-1280.

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