Man dies when air bag inflator ruptures amid auto fix

Honda Accord

"While the absolute cause of death may never be fully determined, Honda now considers this to be the 11 confirmed fatality in its vehicles related to Takata airbag inflator ruptures in the U.S". A medical examiner ruled his death accidental due to head trauma, according to a Hialeah police report. The individual, who did not own the Accord, died the next day.

It's the 12th US death attributed to the faulty inflators and 17th worldwide, including five in Malaysia.

The company that makes them is now adding nearly 3-million cars to its recall.

"It is hard to determine whether the cause of death in this incident was the inflator rupture, or an interaction of the hammer with the deploying airbag", Honda said.

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A year after the fact, another death has been attributed to the explosion of a defective Takata air bag.

Multiple owners of the auto were mailed 12 recall notices over seven years.

In its press release, Honda makes it clear that the vehicle in this incident had been recalled multiple times, and that it had been included in the Takata "Alpha" driver's airbag safety campaign. The defective air bags can explode with too much force and spray shrapnel into the vehicle. The car's ignition switch was on, so the air bag would have been ready in case of a crash, according to Honda.

"It is hard to determine whether the cause of death in this incident was the inflator rupture, or an interaction of the hammer with the deploying air bag", the company said.

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The inflators, which were either originally used in the vehicles or used as replacements after a crash, differ from Takata's previous recalls because they contain calcium sulfate, a chemical meant to be a drying agent. "Our records indicate that the recall fix was never completed on this vehicle", Honda said in a statement.

Takata has filed for bankruptcy in the USA and Japan after the largest recall in US history.

Of the deaths linked to Takata's inflators, 16 took place in Honda vehicles since May 2009, including five in Malaysia using a different type of Takata inflator, while one death occurred in a Ford Motor Co vehicle in SC in December 2015.

US-based Key Safety Systems (KSS) will take over Takata's global assets and operations in the coming months for the sum of $US1.6 billion ($A2.1 billion).

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He disclosed that Takata has recalled, or expects to recall, by 2019 about 125 million vehicles worldwide, including more than 60 million in the US.

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