An additional 10 million Takata air bag inflators that were used by more than a dozen car companies in the U.S. are being recalled, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Takata, which filed for bankruptcy in 2017, is already at the center of one of the largest auto industry recalls in history, impacting tens of millions of vehicles.
“This recall is for Takata air bags that were previously used to replace older Takata air bags (‘like-for-like’ remedy inflators), and was scheduled to occur under the Takata Coordinated Remedy Order,” the NHTSA told ABC News Wednesday. “Consumers should check their vehicle identification number (VIN) for any open recalls and take their vehicle in for the free repair as soon as possible.”
The latest batch of airbag inflators recalled, made with ammonium nitrate, can cause a “rupture” according to documents shared on the NHTSA’s website Wednesday. This explosion “may cause metal fragments to pass through the air bag and into the vehicle interior at high speed, which may result in injury or death to vehicle occupants.”