Takata Airbag Exec Apologizes For Malfunctions

A vice president of Takata, the airbag company that has been subject to a series of recalls in recent years, told a congressional committee, today he does not believe a nationwide recall of Takata’s airbags is necessary. The National Highway Safety Transportation Administration has called for a series of regional recalls to be expanded to a nationwide recall to replace Takata airbags installed in cars.

Hiroshi Shimizu, the company’s senior vice president for global quality assurance, on Thursday said that the company was “deeply sorry” and “anguished about each of the reported instances in which a Takata airbag has not performed as designed, and a driver or passenger has suffered personal injuries or death.”

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