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Takata Airbag Linked to Australian's Death

Australian Car Crash Death Linked to Takata Airbag

July 24, 2017
Australian police have said they believe that a faulty Takata airbag was responsible for the death of man in a recent traffic collision in Sydney.

The unnamed driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators have suggested that his death was caused by the ejection of a small object from the airbag, which then struck him in the neck.

If the motorist’s death was caused by a faulty Takata airbag, it would be the first such death reported in Australia. At least 12 such deaths have been reported in the U.S.

Takata’s airbags are the focus of the single largest automotive product recall in American history. The airbags’ chief defect is that their inflators use a compound called ammonium nitrate, a volatile substance that tends to misfire. Any misfirings may create shrapnel that can injure or kill drivers and/or passengers.

In the face of massive recalls, lawsuits, and public outcry, Takata recently declared bankruptcy in the U.S. as well as in Japan.

The Sydney crash in still under investigation.

If you’ve been injured by a Takata airbag, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact the expert attorneys at to learn how we can help you with your case.

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