The automotive manufacturer, General Motors, could issue another recall for 4.3 million of their vehicles due to the defective Takata airbags. The company has recalled nearly 2.5 million vehicles to date, and if they expand the recall, it could result in an expense of $550 million to GM. The defective Takata airbags have not only been installed in GM vehicles but numerous other types of vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated that they would require at least 17 automotive manufacturers to recall their vehicles that are equipped with the airbags.
The defect occurs when the airbags inflate with too much force causing them to explode, and metal shrapnel is sprayed into the passenger compartment of the vehicle. Tragically, there have been 13 deaths and 100 injuries linked to the issue. Any owner of a vehicle that has been recalled should contact their local dealership to schedule a repair.
Vehicles, food, toys, and other consumer goods are recalled on nearly a daily basis. Often the recalls are issued after an injury, illness, or death has occurred. Fortunately, product liability laws have been established to protect consumers from being exposed to dangerous and harmful items. Companies are required to ensure their products are safe and properly labeled with warnings for any potential danger.
Have you suffered an illness, injury or loss of a loved one from a dangerous product? If so, it is necessary that you contact the St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth. Our lawyers will analyze your incident and determine if you have grounds to file a case. We will fight to obtain compensation for the damages you have incurred. Contact us today for a free consultation.