11th US Death Linked To Takata Air Bags

Law360, Boston (October 21, 2016, 1:20 PM EDT) -- Federal regulators have confirmed that an 11th person has died in a car crash linked to a rupture of a recalled Takata air bag inflator, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Thursday.

A 50-year-old woman in Riverside County, California, was killed on Sept. 30 in a crash involving a 2001 Honda Civic, NHTSA said. The administration inspected the vehicle, which was first recalled in 2008 but never repaired.

“The vehicle is included in a population of Honda and Acura vehicles which has been identified by NHTSA as holding ‘substantially higher risk,’” NHTSA said. “The air bag inflators in these...

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