Posted on Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at 3:44 pm
The number of cars potentially equipped with recalled Takeda airbags has once again risen, now totaling 7.8 million vehicles in the United States. Originally, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) implicated that fewer than 5 million vehicles could be equipped with these potentially dangerous airbags, but the organization has since raised that number on two separate occasions.
The recall stems from a potential defect with some of Takeda’s older airbags, which may deploy with too much force, resulting in shards of metal and plastic being expelled at drivers and passengers with enough force to cause injuries. The company estimates that the recalled airbags could affect as many as 12 million vehicles world wide.
Sadly, vehicle defects like these are all too common, and unsuspecting drivers and passengers are forced to deal with the consequences of serious, and sometimes fatal injuries. Fortunately, however, according to the website of Pohl & Berk, LLP, a team of Nashville personal injury lawyers, individuals who are injured because of defective automobiles or automobile parts are often able to pursue