Takata air bag is tied to death
U.S. regulators have confirmed that an air bag made by Takata Corp. was involved in the April death of a woman in Louisiana, connecting the defective air bags to a seventh fatality.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it examined the car that Kylan Langlinais drove and looked at other evidence. Takata said it had no comment. Honda, the maker of the car, confirmed that the air bag inflator ruptured during the crash.
In addition to the seven deaths, the problem is linked to more than 100 injuries. Takata bowed to government pressure in May and declared many of the air bags defective.