Rep. Jan Schakowsky Statement On Takata Settlement Announcement

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 . . .

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