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Hundreds of Recalled Takata Airbag Parts Ruptured in Testing

  • Report shows continuing risk of airbags under recall in U.S.
  • Honda investigating other airbags for potential problems
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Hundreds of Takata Corp. airbag inflators pulled from cars in the auto industry’s biggest recall later ruptured in testing, showing the potential risks to drivers.

Documents released Friday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveal that of 245,000 recalled airbag inflators pulled from cars and tested, 660 ruptured.  As many as 15 deaths worldwide have been linked to the components, which can rupture and shoot shards at vehicle occupants.