Takata Airbags Recalled Due to Injuries and Death
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration performed some tests
in July on the
Takata airbags that have been recalled. Their findings concluded that the airbags exploded.
Humid weather and impact have been linked to causing the airbags to explode.
It has been confirmed by Takata themselves that a semi exploded, in a
town of Texas, that was hauling the Takata airbag inflators and a volatile
chemical, was responsible for killing one and injuring four. A woman’s
house was demolished, cars were impacted, and there was not much left
of the semi. The pictures of the damage were a visual shock.
Researchers say that if there is a recall out there for your vehicles airbags,
do not wait to replace them. Many of the Takata airbags are in Honda and
Acura model vehicles, and our government has made statements encouraging
anyone driving one stop. If a crash occurs and the vehicle has a Takata
inflator, there is a 50% chance that it will explode according to data
from The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
As of June 2016 11 deaths and more than 100 injuries have been linked to
this inflator. The impact of a crash causes the metal canister to blow
apart sending the shrapnel into the drivers and passengers. The vehicles
with these inflators are Honda and Acura that range in the model years
If there are inherent flaws in a product and when a consumer becomes a
victim, the manufacturer can be held legally liable. It is a manufacturer’s
responsibility to ensure that their product is free from defects or flaws
that could injure or even kill a consumer. Being a father-son owned law
firm we understand the importance of loved ones. Meyerkord & Meyerkord,
LLC will investigate to determine if a manufacturer is responsible for
you or someone you know injured by the negligence of a manufacturer they
are held accountable.
Contacting us is the first step and don’t worry your first initial consult is free.