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Explosive Air Bag Recall

posted Nov 20, 2014, 1:58 PM by Paul Smart   [ updated Nov 20, 2014, 1:59 PM ]
"Fourteen million cars worldwide have now been recalled because their air bags, made by the Japanese auto supplier Takata (7312:JP), can rupture and hurl metal fragments like the shrapnel in a bomb. Six deaths and more than 30 injuries have been linked to the faulty air bags. The problem, according to a New York Timesreport, is that Takata began using a new propellant in its air bags: ammonium nitrate."