Honda reports another death in exploding airbag crisis

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TOKYO: Japanese automaker Honda has reported a new death linked to an exploding air bag crisis—bringing the global total to seven fatalities and scores more injuries—which sparked the recall of millions of vehicles. The company on Monday confirmed that a woman in Louisiana died in April after the faulty inflator in her 2005 Honda Civic’s airbag ruptured, firing metal shrapnel at her. The announcement marks the latest chapter in a snowballing crisis for Tokyo-based airbag supplier Takata, which last month agreed to double a US recall to a record of nearly 34 million vehicles made by some of the world’s biggest automakers.

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