WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV (D-W. Va.), Chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, and Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), this week requested documents and information from Takata Corporation regarding the defective airbags manufactured by the company. The Senators’ letter to Takata Chairman and CEO Shigehisa Takada follows the Committee’s hearing last week, “Examining Takata Airbag Defects and the Vehicle Recall Process.” The airbags led to a series of recalls beginning in 2008. The most recent recalls for Takata airbags encompassed 10 automobile manufactures and affected 7.8 million vehicles in the United States. Those numbers could greatly increase as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has called for a significant expansion of the current recall effort.
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