The AP reports that, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report, a Florida woman has died due to a faulty Takata air bag that ruptured. Nichol Barker was hit in the head by metal pieces, which left a gaping wound and broke her skull. According to lead investigator Sgt Chester Everett’s report, Baker should have survived the incident. The AP states, “Barker is at least the 21st person killed worldwide since 2009 by exploding Takata air bags, which were first recalled in the early 2000s.”
From the news release of the American Association for Justice.