April 10 , 2020 | Personal Injury
There are many products that we buy and consume every day. When we obtain these products, we expect them to be safe for our use and consumption. Unfortunately, sometimes these products pose risks for our health or safety. When a potential hazard associated with a product becomes known, it is common for the maker of that product to issue a recall for the product. The purpose of the recall is to help inform consumers about the hazards associated with the product. One type of product that is often the subject of recalls is motor vehicles. Recently, the automaker, Nissan, issued a recall for some of its vehicles.
The recall impacts more than 250,000 of Nissan’s SUVs, trucks and vans across the country and the world. The recall is related to the Takata airbags, which have been the subject of many recalls in recent years. The issue associated with the airbags is that they contain ammonium nitrate. When the airbags deploy, the ammonium nitrate can explode, which can lead to too much force and the hurling of shrapnel. If this happens, it poses a serious safety risk to the occupants of the vehicle. At least 25 people worldwide have been killed and 300 more people have been injured after being hit by shrapnel from the airbags.
The Nissan recall covers several different types of its vehicles, including:
- 2012 to 2017 Nissan NV Cargo and Passenger Vans
- 2013 to 2015 Nissan Titan Pickup Truck
- 2013 to 015 Armanda SUV
- 2011 and 2012 Infiniti QX56 SUV
Nissan is planning to notify owners of the vehicles impacted by the recall later this month. Once owners have been notified, dealerships will replace the front driver side air bag inflator with one manufactured and produced by a different company.