Faulty airbag kills woman

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A Malaysian woman has died af­ter the airbag in her Honda City rup­tured in a mi­nor col­li­sion, said a safety of­fi­cial. The in­ci­dent on Sun­day came days af­ter Honda Malaysia an­nounced an ad­di­tional re­call of more than 145,000 vehicles to re­place de­fec­tive front pas­sen­ger airbag in­fla­tors. Fire and res­cue of­fi­cial Rosdi Hainan said the steer­ing­wheel airbag had rup­tured when he ar­rived at the site of the ac­ci­dent, and the vic­tim was bleed­ing from her chest. The woman later died. Honda Mo­tor Co in Tokyo said it was still check­ing on the ac­ci­dent and had no im­me­di­ate com­ment. There has been a mas­sive re­call in­volv­ing mil­lions of vehicles world­wide be­cause of faulty in­fla­tor and pro­pel­lant de­vices that may de­ploy im­prop­erly in an ac­ci­dent, shoot­ing out metal frag­ments that can in­jure or kill. Glob­ally, 11 known deaths and more than 100 in­juries have been blamed on ex­plod­ing Takata-made airbag in­fla­tors.

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