Takata airbags manufacturer from Japan was fined up to $200 million

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In addition, “the company is dismissing some of its employees as a result of (…)investigation.” The manufacturer was also obliged to stop selling inflators that use an ammonium nitrate propellant linked to the deaths and to nearly 100 injuries caused by ruptured air bags. The Department of Transportation is stepping in to ensure Takata and U.S. automakers speed up their efforts to fix vehicles with the defective airbags. “High priority” recalls involve more than 23 million inflators, 19 million vehicles and 12 automakers. Possibly “millions more” vehicles are affected in the U.S. The NHTSA recommends people enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see if it matches one of the approximately 19 million vehicles from 12 auto manufacturers involved in the recall.at this website: https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/.

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