Posted on behalf of Stephens, Anderson & Cummings on Jun 23, 2015 in Product Liability
Accused of putting profits ahead of safety, a Takata executive says the airbag death toll could rise. The violently, explosive airbags are linked to eight deaths and more than 100 injuries worldwide.
We have been following the Takata airbag recall for a decade. If you or someone you love has been injured by a faulty Takata airbag, consult a personal injury lawyer from Stephens, Anderson & Cummings to see if you are eligible for compensation.
Eighth death linked to faulty airbags
Meantime, officials with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirm another death related to defective Takata airbags.
The 26-year-old woman from Los Angeles reportedly died of severe brain injury linked to a faulty inflator. As a result, her father, brought a wrongful death action against Sunset Car Rental, Honda and Takata for renting an unreasonably dangerous car to his daughter.
"The fact that this was a rental vehicle that had not been remedied is more evidence for why we are seeking authority to prohibit sale or rental of any vehicle with an open safety recall, said Mark Rosekind, the administrator of the NHTSA.
Takata signed an agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on May 19, 2015 in response to a congressional hearing before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Some 34 million cars are affected by the airbag recall, making it the largest auto recall in U.S. history.
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