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16.7M Takata Air Bags Remain on the Roads

About 16.7 million of the faulty Takata air-bag inflators still haven't been replaced about three years after federal regulators began to oversee a broad-ranging recall of the defective inflators that have caused at least 15 deaths in the U.S., according to a new report.

EPA Speeds Up Removal of Takata Air-Bag Inflators

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has implemented an interim rule to facilitate the removal of defective Takata airbag inflators from vehicles and prevent those in scrap vehicles from being reused.

Understanding Air Bag Deployment

This video sheds some light on just how quickly air bags deploy when needed. Video courtesy of National Geographic via YouTube. For the full safety tip, click here.

Safety Tip: Preventing Injuries Tied to Air Bags

Drivers can take certain measures to mitigate the risk of serious injury arising from air bag deployment. Here are some tips from the Kansas Department of Revenue’s Division of Vehicles.