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Faulty Takata airbag confirmed as cause for recent death

Honda announced[1] Oct. 3 that the death of a driver in the United States was caused by faulty airbags manufactured by beleaguered and bankrupt Takata Corporation. The faulty Takata airbags installed in more than 19 different automobile brands, including Honda Motor Company, Ltd., have been tied to 15 deaths in the U.S. alone. Honda issued multiple recalls for the Honda Civic (the car in the middle of this most recent death) starting in 2011, which was part of the largest recall in the U.S. history, with more than 60 million inflators in the U.S.—and more than 100 million worldwide—being recalled.

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