Incriminated is an improperly manufactured propellant component that could cause the container of the inflator to rupture in the event of a crash. This is a major fire risk or for injuring passengers. The signal for this alert was the fact that Japanese customer said his passenger seat was burned in such conditions. Defective air bag inflators were supplied by Tokyo-based Takata company, the world’s No. 2 auto safety equipment maker.“We apologize for the trouble caused to our clients. We take it seriously and will strengthen our quality control to prevent a repeat of the issue,” said Kikko Takai, a Takata spokeswoman, in a statement issued June 20, Takata CEO Shigehisa Takada confirmed that the inflators may have been damaged by moisture but also cited humid weather as a possible cause.