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Fatal Airbag Explosion Triggered by a Hammer

12 July 2017, 12:40 | Melanie Burgess

Honda links 11th US death to faulty Takata airbags

Takata inflators can explode with too much force when exposed to prolonged airborne moisture and hot-and-cold

The company says it's the 11th confirmed death in the US associated with Takata's defective inflators.

Honda said a man died in June 2016 in Hialeah, Fla., when an inflator ruptured while he was working inside a 2001 Honda Accord using a hammer.

A Florida man's attempt to fix a 2001 Honda Accord containing a recalled Takata airbag led to his death, according to Honda and the Associated Press. In the report, the automaker says police photos show the exploded inflator and metal fragments. The company has not been able to inspect the auto and is relying on police photos to make its determination, Honda spokesman Chris Martin said.

It's the 12th USA death from the faulty inflators and 17th worldwide. Over 42-million vehicles from more than a dozen automakers have been recalled due to defective Takata airbag inflators.

While the centre console was being dismantled, the tool triggered the activation of the airbag inflator, which then ruptured upon deployment.

Current and former owners of the specific Accord involved were mailed 12 safety notices over a seven-year period, but the company said "records indicate that the recall fix was never completed on this vehicle".

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Honda said the vehicle's registered owners had received at least 12 recall notices but never got recommended repairs.

Takata Corp.'s air bag inflators can explode with too much force, hurling shrapnel into drivers and passengers.

According to Honda, Alpha inflators can have as high as a 50-50 chance of exploding and injuring an occupant. Those models are the 2001 and 2002 Accord and Civic, the 2002 CR-V and Odyssey, the 2002 and 2003 Acura 3.2 TL, the 2003 Acura 3.2 CL and the 2003 Pilot.

Honda urged owners who have received recall notices to get repairs made as soon as possible, especially those with the most risky type of inflator. About 46 million Takata air bags in 29 million cars have already been called back, with another 20 million to 25 million additional air bags set to be recalled with the next couple of years.

The company's bankruptcy filings cleared the way for a $1.6-billion takeover of most of Takata's assets by rival Key Safety Systems, which is based in Detroit and owned by a Chinese company.

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