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Takata Airbag Death Toll Reaches 22

MLive (MI) reports that the death toll of Takata’s airbag inflator recall has reached 22 following a crash in Malaysia on New Year’s Day. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s timeline will continue to announce the growing recall. The NHTSA said, “The recalls are phased by the location of the vehicles and their age. Generally, the vehicles in the highest danger zones and that are the oldest, are in the first priority group.” The NHTSA also said that Takata is facing a December 31, 2019 deadline to show that the “desiccated PSAN inflators (inflators that contain a drying agent) are safe.” MLive states that “nearly 10 months later on Sept. 20, 2020, the NHTSA says this is the last deadline for manufacturers to have the needed parts available for the repairs.”

Detroit automakers to collect $189 million from Takata restitution fund. The Detroit News reports that the former Takata Corp.’s restitution fund is set to provide Detroit’s automakers with at total of $189 million. The Detroit News states that the fund was “established as part of its guilty plea for producing millions of defective air-bag inflators that can explode with deadly force.” According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, roughly 21 million out of 50 million recalled air bags have been repaired as of January 5. The Detroit News also states, “The company has repaired about 11.8 million of its faulty Takata air bags, according to NHTSA.”

From the news release of the American Association for Justice.

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

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