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EPA Plans to Rescind Safety Rules Prompted by Fatal Texas Plant Blast

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt moved Thursday to rescind much of a package of safety measures proposed for chemical plants nationwide after a deadly blast at a Texas fertilizer plant. Pruitt signed a significantly revised slate of rules from …

Takata President Resigns Amid Acquisition by Key Safety Systems

Takata Corp., the Japanese airbag maker embroiled in a massive global recall linked to at least 22 deaths, said Thursday that its president has resigned now that its acquisition by U.S. mobility safety company Key Safety Systems has been completed. …

Lawsuits Accuse Automakers of Faulty Airbags, Recall Delays

General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Volkswagen and Mercedes all knew of problems with dangerous exploding Takata airbag inflators years before issuing recalls, according to three class actions filed Wednesday with the federal court in Miami. The lawsuits cite company documents obtained …

Ford Adds 33K Rangers With Takata Airbags to Do-Not-Drive List

Ford and U.S. safety regulators are telling the owners of 33,428 Ranger pickup trucks in North America not to drive them because they have Takata airbag inflators “that are an immediate risk to safety.” A company investigation into Ranger inflators …

Auto Safety Agency Names 14 More Models in Takata Recall

U.S. safety regulators have released models from 14 different automakers that are being recalled to replace potentially deadly Takata airbag inflators. Documents posted Thursday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration include many made by Ford, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Daimler …

More Settlements Reached in West, Texas, Plant Explosion

The town of West, Texas, and several other plaintiffs have reached settlements and partial settlements of claims stemming from a deadly explosion in the central Texas town. On April 13, 2013, a blaze heated up 30 tons of ammonium nitrate. …

Honda Reports 20th Death due to Exploding Takata Airbag

A faulty Takata airbag inflator has killed another person, this time in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Honda said Tuesday night. The unidentified person is the 20th death worldwide attributed to the faulty inflators, which can explode with too much force and …

Woman Injured by Takata Airbag Urges Owners to Get Cars Fixed

A woman who was seriously hurt by an exploding Takata airbag inflator in a 2013 crash is helping Honda’s effort to persuade car owners to get the dangerous parts replaced. Stephanie Erdman, an Air Force officer, nearly lost her right …

A Recalled Takata Airbag’s Path From Salvage Yard to Used Car

A dangerous Takata airbag should have been recalled before going from a wrecked car to a salvage yard, eventually ending up in a 2002 Honda Accord and nearly killing a Las Vegas woman, a lawsuit alleges. The Accord had been …

Ford and Mazda to Fight Latest Takata Recall

Ford is fighting the latest expansion of the Takata airbag inflator recall. Earlier this month, Takata filed documents with the U.S. government adding 2.7 million vehicles to the recall from Ford, Nissan and Mazda. All have inflators with a drying …