WASHINGTON, DC –(ENEWSPF)—November 3, 2015. Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reached a consent order with Takata over the Japanese part supplier’s defective airbags that have caused at least eight deaths and at least 100 serious injuries. The settlement includes the largest-ever fine levied by NHTSA – $200 million. It also prohibits Takata from entering into any new contracts after Oct. 31 to build airbag inflators with ammonium nitrate and a desiccant – the chemical components suspected to cause the violent airbag explosions that necessitated the recalls. Rep. Schakowsky issued the following statement . . .