Honda confirms another death due to Takata airbag

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Honda confirms another death due to Takata airbag

Honda has confirmed another death as a result of the rupture of a defective Takata airbag. This is the seventh death worldwide associated with the defective Takata airbags. The airbags have potential to explode too forcefully sending out metal or plastic shrapnel into occupants. Honda recently reported that Kylan Langlinais died after her airbag ruptured in her 2005 Honda Civic during a crash on April 5. The accident occurred in Lafayette, Louisiana. A recall letter for the airbags was mailed to Langlinais three days before the car accident.

In the United States, there have been five reported deaths related to the defect and one oversees. All of the deaths were in Honda vehicles. Honda recently released its financial statements which showed that the recall has cost them $363 million. The defect has resulted in over 33.8 million vehicle parts being recalled under 11 automakers. The recall was expanded after an agreement and investigation from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a defective airbag or vehicle, contact our law offices today for a free consultation.

Source: ABC, Rueters

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