Takata Airbags in Need of Recall Cut by One-Third by Regulator

  • NHTSA says 23.4 million units involved, down from 34 million
  • Agency to hold a public hearing in fall on investigation

A third fewer Takata Corp. air bags than originally estimated need to be recalled for repair of a flaw that can turn the inflators into deadly shrapnel, U.S. regulators said in updating their investigation.

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