Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Maryland Car Accident Lawyers: Takata Air Bag Recall Expanded

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has identified a Pennsylvania teenager as the eighth person to die in the U.S. because of an exploding Takata air bag. The accident happened this past July just outside of Pittsburgh. The teen was driving a family member’s 2001 Honda Accord coupe when he ran off the road and struck a fallen tree. The Takata air bag, which had been recalled but not yet repaired, ruptured in the crash, critically injuring the teen. Tragically, he died in the hospital a few days later. NHTSA officials say the fatal injury was likely caused by the ruptured air bag and not the crash itself. The agency is working with the teen’s family, Honda and Takata to confirm that conclusion. Following this announcement, the agency has added four car models to its recall of vehicles with Takata air bags. The move could result in the recall of several hundred thousand additional vehicles. Already, more than 19 million vehicles in the U.S. have been recalled

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