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Officials on Takata: Replacement Airbags Must Be Replaced

Posted on behalf of Stephens, Anderson & Cummings on Jun 02, 2015 in Product Liability

local takata injury lawyerThere is more bad news for Takata as reports surface that the company's replacement airbags must be replaced. The company's defective airbags sparked the largest automobile recall, 34 million vehicles, in U.S. history. Adding to the recall rage, officials say they're unsure of how many cars have already received replacement airbags.

Stephens, Anderson & Cummings are currently pursuing lawsuits on behalf of anyone who has been injured as a result of a defective Takata airbag. You may consider filing a claim for compensation after an accident. You could be awarded damages for your injuries. 

In written testimony released ahead of Tuesdays Congressional hearing, a Takata executive says the company will stop producing the batwing design of driver-side inflators. Officials say they've found a possible link between the batwing inflators and 67 ruptures that have occurred in automobiles on the road. However, contrary to previous reports, Takata says it will continue using the ammonium nitrate propellant in its airbag inflators.

We continue to use phase-stabilized ammonium nitrate in our propellant, which is safe and effective for use in airbag inflators when properly engineered and manufactured. We are confident that our replacement airbags are safe, a Takata spokesman said in a statement.

The global auto parts scandal is linked to six deaths and more than 100 injuries. Still, some people have yet to bring their vehicles to dealerships for repairs. In an effort to understand why and improve recalls, Mitch Bainwol, CEO of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers says a study is scheduled to learn more about consumers' attitudes and recall notices.

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