Second Airbag Manufacturer Being Probed
The largest automotive recall in history has made headlines with the recall of more than 33 million airbag inflators manufactured by Takata Corp. The inflators were used in vehicles produced by an assortment of carmakers. Shrapnel from exploding canisters has killed 8 people, and injured more than 100. AP reports, the National highway Traffic Safety Administration is now looking into airbag inflators produced by Arc Automotive Manufacturing. The devices were installed in Chrysler Fiat Vehicles, and Kia Optimas. An Ohio couple, driving a Chrysler vehicle was involved in a crash, resulting in an exploding airbag fracturing the wife's jaw in 3 places. The potentially defective inflators were reportedly installed in about 420,000 vehicles.