Takata Corp. is a Japan-based manufacturer of automobile parts who has recently come under scrutiny for allegedly producing defective airbags. The products in question were sold to more than 10 automakers as early as 2001, and reports of injury and death are surfacing when the airbags deploy. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, once the airbags expand, they can potentially rupture and release shards of metal that can severely injury or even kill the driver and/or passengers.
The Georgia Injury Attorney Group is currently investigating potential claims on behalf of victims who were hurt or lost a loved one due to the allegedly defective airbags manufactured and marketed by Takata. For more information, contact us today.
Airbag Recall Includes Millions of
Vehicles, Several Automakers
According to the NHTSA, the recall will include 12 million cars throughout the world, including 4.7 million in the U.S. The airbags were reportedly sold to auto manufacturers such as Toyota, Mazda, General Motors, Honda, BMW, and Nissan over the past 15 years. When reports of injuries first came to light, the NHTSA suspected that the issue was caused due to warmer climates. However, the NHTSA issued a recall on October 20, 2014 after injuries were reported in cooler climates as well.
Consumers, particularly those in warmer clients such as Florida, Hawaii, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, Saipan, and American Samoa, are urged to contact their local dealers immediately to have their airbags replaced. The NHTSA will be conducting a full investigation to determine the cause of the alleged defect, but the agency continues to stress the importance of the recall in an attempt to reduce the number of additional injuries or deaths that could occur.
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Individuals who have been injured or lost a loved one due to complications involving the allegedly defective airbags may have options to recover damages for wrongful death, pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical expenses. If you or a loved one has been injured by an airbag, contact the Georgia Injury Attorney Group today to schedule a free case evaluation.