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U.S. confirms 11th death linked to Takata air bag

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 01:01

A California woman is the 11th confirmed death in the U.S. linked to faulty Takata air bag inflators. Linda So reports.

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Yet another death linked to faulty Takata air bags. Federal safety regulators have confirmed a California woman is the 11th person to die in the U.S. from a ruptured Takata air bag inflator. The victim's son says his mother, 50-year-old Delia Robles, was driving to get a flu shot last month when she crashed her 2001 Honda Civic and was killed. SOUNDBITE: JOSE CONTRERAS, VICTIM'S SON, SAYING: "It's not like she was sick and she had a terminal illness and you knew it was coming, this happened from one moment to another." Honda says it had mailed more than 20 recall notices over eight years to the registered owners of the car Robles was driving. But the vehicle was never repaired. The faulty inflators prompted the largest auto safety recall ever after it was discovered they deploy with too much force sending metal fragments flying. At least 16 deaths have been linked to the defect, including five in Malaysia.

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U.S. confirms 11th death linked to Takata air bag

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 01:01