Takata Airbag Explosions
New York Auto Product Defect Attorneys - Takata Airbag Recall
Takata Corporation manufactures airbag inflators and propellant devices placed in dozens of automobile brands available in the U.S. These dangerous devices have an inherent defect by using solid propellants without a desiccant or chemical drying agent. The desiccant is needed to absorb moisture and prevent the degradation of the airbag inflator and devices. Due to the design defect, airbags may be improperly inflated especially in older vehicle models and areas of high temperatures or humidity. There have been reports of propellant canister shrapnel flying towards the vehicle cabin associated with the explosive inflation.
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Takata's reckless concern for safety was so high, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) imposed a $70 million fine against Takata. In May 2016, NHTSA expanded the pool of defective inflators to become the largest and most complex safety recall in U.S. history. These bags are in millions of cars of many makes and models-currently estimated up to 85 million!