Author: James Mick "Jamie" Kessel, Short Pump, VA Personal Injury Attorney
Takata, the world’s fourth-ranked airbag manufacturing company, recently initiated a recall of a number of cars assembled with their products. Since the announcement was made, the number of recalled cars has steadily increased, and Takata has stated that more than 33 million cars worldwide could contain a defective airbag. Even with the recall in place, history suggests that the majority of recalled cars will remain on the road in their defective state.
The recall was ordered due to a defect that caused the airbags to shoot shrapnel into the driver and passenger area of the car when deployed. This shrapnel produced…