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One of the largest consumer product safety recalls in US history is under way, larger even than the Tylenol scare in the 1980’s, and it could directly put the safety of you and your family at risk as soon as your next trip in your automobile.

Over 34 million automobiles are being recalled due to containing potentially deadly airbags manufactured by the Takata Company of Japan. It’s been shown that the inflation device that launches the airbag in the event of a collision, a combustible, metal cartridge that contains inflatable wafers, can explode without warning and has caused seven deaths and dozens of injuries to automobile drivers and passengers. When an airbag’s inflator cartridge explodes it can spray the cabin of an automobile with sharp metal and sharp hard plastic shards. This product malfunction has caused many needless deaths, 8 and counting, and dozens of serious injuries to the occupants of an automobile’s cabin to their neck, eyes, and faces.

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airbag-300x199A national recall has been issued for 7.8 million vehicles containing defective models of Takata airbag inflators. The defective inflators cause the airbag to explode and in several instances send shrapnel into the passenger cabin. At least four deaths and dozens of injuries have been attributed to the faulty airbags, which have been in use in vehicle model years from 2000 to 2011.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is urging the following vehicle manufacturers to issue recall notices to owners whose vehicles are potentially affected by the defective airbags.

  • BMW
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