The auto manufacturer Mazda has recalled 270,000 more cars due to the deadly Takata airbags.

The affected vehicle models range from 2003-2008. You can visit the NHTSA’s website here to see if your vehicle had been recalled.

So far there have been over 37 million vehicles recalled due to the faulty Takata airbags.  Long exposure to heat and humidity can cause chemicals to degrade inside of the airbags. The inflators carry the risk of exploding when deployed, releasing sharp, metal fragments.

The faulty Takata airbags have been responsible for 20 deaths and over 180 injuries world-wide.

Recovering compensation after an injury from a defective product

It is a manufacturer’s responsibility to make sure their products are safe for consumers.  If someone is injured due to a defective product, a product liability claim may exist.  A claim may be pursued to pay for damages caused by the defective product such as medical bills, missed time from work and pain and suffering. 

If you or someone you know has been seriously injured by a defective product, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney to review your rights.  Call 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh at Berger and Green today.

 

Source: WFTS, “Mazda recalls nearly 270,000 vehicles with Takata air bags that could potentially explode”