Is your car’s air bag defective?
In the news: Unprecedented automotive recall of Takata air bags is now occurring worldwide.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports:
- Takata Corporation manufactures air bag inflators that use ammonium nitrate, a chemical that ignites an air bag upon impact.
- Ammonium nitrate degrades over time especially when exposed to high humidity and fluctuating temperatures.
- In a crash the chemical can explode with too much force, rupturing the air bag and shooting shrapnel into drivers and passengers.
This historic recall of almost 70 million defective inflators, installed in almost every car brand, is slated for potential replacement.
Automotive manufacturers are concerned about their customer base and reputation. Takata is concerned with costs of replacement and class-action lawsuits. I am concerned about your safety and making sure this recall information is posted and shared.
Go to the NHSTA at http://www.safercar.gov/rs/takata/takatalist.html to see if your vehicle is within the recall.
My advice: Don’t wait for your car manufacturer to notify you, BE PROACTIVE, it could save your life and prevent you from injury.
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