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Takata's defective air bags linked to 278 injuries in U.S. - Senator


(Reuters) - Takata Corp's defective air have been linked to 278 across the United States, according to updated figures released by U.S. Democratic of Florida, in advance of a hearing next week on the nomination of King to head the

The air have also been linked to 15 deaths, according to the statement from the

The ordered the first recall in 2015, but Nelson said as of March 30 some 16.4 million unrepaired remain in vehicles on the highways.

The defective inflators, which can explode with excessive force and unleash inside cars and trucks, resulted in the recall and pushed the Japanese company to file for bankruptcy protection in June 2017.

had the highest number of in the related to the inflators, according to the statement from Nelson, who heads the that oversees the automakers.

(Reporting by in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)

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First Published: Fri, May 11 2018. 23:31 IST