Mazda Recalls 80,000 Vehicles for the Second Time due to Takata Airbags

Takata AirbagsThe auto manufacturer Mazda, has recalled 80,000 cars and SUVs due to a potential airbag risk. The recall includes the passenger airbags in certain 2007-2009 and 2012 CX-7, CX-9 and Mazda 6 vehicles.

This is the second recall this year for these vehicles.  In January, a recall was issued that replaced the faulty inflators with the same parts just newer.  However, research shows that ammonium nitrate, which is used in the inflators, can deteriorate over time.  Mazda will now replace these inflators with new inflators that do not use ammonium nitrate.

The faulty Takata airbags have been responsible for 19 deaths and over 180 injuries world-wide. The inflators carry the risk of exploding when deployed, releasing sharp, metal fragments.

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:

abc news, “Mazda recalls nearly 80K vehicles to replace faulty air bags”