A panel that was recently tasked with evaluating Japanese automotive parts company Takata and headed by former United States Department of Transportation Secretary Samuel Knox Skinner has found fault with the auto parts company for a number of quality assurance problems and failures. According to the panel’s report, Takata products are not properly regulated or inspected before they are shipped out to be used in vehicles. The panel has recommended a number of changes that may help improve the quality and safety of Takata products.
Vehicles in the United States that contain Takata products have seen a serious rise in recalls since news of the defective airbags first broke. So far, 24 million cars and trucks have been recalled in the U.S. and nearly 50 million have been recalled worldwide. These recalled vehicles include models from fourteen different manufacturers. The deaths that sparked the recalls occurred as a result of defective airbag inflators manufactured by Takata. Ten Americans have died so far.
Our attorneys at Wilson & McQueen, PLLC want to do everything in our power to help victims of negligent manufacturers pursue compensation for any injuries or damages caused by defective products. To learn more, call us today at 859-788-7600.