Takata has added 35 million vehicles to existing recalls in an attempt to help prevent future injury. This latest round of recalls includes airbags that have not been linked to injury or death. However, they may have defects similar to those involved in over 100 injuries and 10 deaths over the past few years.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reviewed three independent investigations into the cause of Takata airbag ruptures and found that the ammonium nitrate propellant was prone to degradation over the course of a few years. This degradation is largely due to the lack of a chemical additive that prevents moisture absorbsion. A lack of moisture absorbsion is of particular concern in warmer and more humid environments like Alabama.
Defective airbags are a growing concern and, because they are not limited to a specific make or model, can impact a large selection of people. If you receive a notice of recall, it is important that you take your car in right away to have the defect addressed and help protect yourself against serious harm. If you are harmed by a defective Takata airbag, the Mobile product liability attorneys at Long & Long are here to take your case, fight for your rights, and get you the full compensation you are due.
To schedule a free case evaluation at our Mobile or Orange Beach location, please contact Long & Long online or by calling (251) 432-2277 today. If your injury makes travel difficult, one of our Alabama defective airbag lawyers can come to you to discuss your case, your options, and your rights in greater detail.