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Takata Air Bags Linked to 278 Injuries, 15 Deaths in U.S.

Takata Corp.’s defective air bags have been linked to 278 injuries across the United States, according to updated figures released by U.S. Democratic Senator Bill Nelson of Florida, in advance of a hearing this week on the nomination of Heidi …

Family of Va. Woman Killed by Takata Air Bag Shrapnel Seeks to Reopen Suit

The family of a Virginia woman who was killed by shrapnel from a Takata Corp. air bag is seeking to reopen a lawsuit it previously settled over her death based on allegations the company knew the device was defective. Gurjit …

Wanted by U.S.: Monitor for Takata Air Bag Recall

U.S. auto safety regulators this week invited outside companies and individuals to apply for the job of independent monitor for the massive recall of Takata Corp air bag inflators. In a Web posting, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration set …

U.S. Must Hold Takata Accountable for Air Bag Recall: Senators

Two influential U.S. senators, worried about Takata Corp.’s ability to complete its recall of potentially deadly air bag inflators, sought regulatory guidance on how to hold the Japanese company accountable if its U.S. subsidiary goes bankrupt. “We have concerns about …

Congress Asks Why Takata Air Bag Defect Went Unresolved So Long

Lawmakers on Tuesday sought answers from Takata Corp. on just how much is being done to to find the root cause of an air-bag defect that caused dozens of explosions and at least six deaths. “I have serious concerns about …