July 11 , 2019 | Uncategorized
We expect the products we buy and consume to be safe for our use and consumption. Unfortunately, that is not always the case and sometimes the products we buy can pose potential hazards to consumers health and/or safety. When this occurs, it is common for the company to issue a recall to inform consumers of the potential risks. One recall that has affected millions of motor vehicles across the United States is the Takata airbag recall. The automaker, Honda, has recently issued a recall as part of the last phase of efforts to replace the airbags.
Honda has issued the recall for 1.6 million of its vehicles. The recall affects both Honda and Acura vehicles. The company is urging owners of the affected vehicles to bring their vehicles into authorized dealerships. The dealerships will replace the airbag inflators at no cost to the vehicle owners. Thus far, Honda has an 83% completion rate of replacing the hazardous inflators in their vehicles. The company states that they have enough parts to complete the replacements on all of the affected Acura and Honda vehicles included on the recall.
The company has confirmed that the defective airbags have caused 14 deaths and more than 200 injuries to people who had them in their vehicles. The airbags can rupture because of a chemical dying agent that was used to make the airbag inflators. When the airbags burst, shrapnel can explode forward onto passengers and the driver. This explosion can cause severe injuries and death. Because of the potential for severe injuries and even death, it is important that those who own vehicles with the recalled airbag inflators take their vehicles in to be repaired as soon as possible to prevent injuries.