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Takata recalls another 3.3 million air bags

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Takata called back 3.3 million additional air bags as part of a U.S. order that scheduled repairs for the potentially deadly devices over several years.

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The supplier identified at least 15 automakers that purchased the air bags, including Toyota Motor, Honda Motor, General Motors, BMW, and Tesla.

Takata said it will work with the companies to develop a remedy for each of their vehicles, and urge consumers to get their air bags replaced.

Defective Takata inflators can explode in a crash, spraying the occupants with metal shards. The parts have been linked to 13 deaths in the U.S. and hundreds of injuries. Mounting liabilities from the recalls pushed Takata to file for bankruptcy in June.

Key Safety Systems Inc., a supplier owned by China’s Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corp., plans to acquire the company.


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