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Airbag Propellant Bound for Takata Factory Detonates en Route

nytimes.com — A woman was killed in her home and four other people were injured when a truck carrying Takata airbag parts and explosives crashed and detonated on a Texas road last week, the company and local authorities confirmed on Monday.

A cheaper airbag, and Takata’s road to a deadly crisis | The Charlotte Observer

charlotteobserver.com — In the late 1990s, General Motors got an unexpected and enticing offer. A little-known Japanese supplier, Takata, had designed a much cheaper automotive air bag. GM turned to its air bag supplier - the Swedish-American company Autoliv - and asked it to match the cheaper design or risk losing the automaker's business, according to Linda Rink, who was a senior scientist at Autoliv assigned to the GM account at the time.

Hiroko Tabuchi: Takata's road to a deadly crisis

business-standard.com — In the late 1990s, General Motors got an unexpected and enticing offer. A little-known Japanese supplier, Takata, had designed a much cheaper automotive airbag. GM turned to its airbag supplier, Autoliv, and asked it to match the cheaper design or risk losing business, according to a senior scientist at Autoliv.

The quest to Save a few dollars per air bag led to a deadly crisis

adn.com — Nation/World Author: Hiroko Tabuchi, The New York Times Updated: 9 minutes ago Published 9 minutes ago In the late 1990s, General Motors got an unexpected and enticing offer. A little-known Japanese supplier, Takata, had designed a much cheaper automotive air bag.

A cheaper airbag, and Takata’s road to a deadly crisis | The Sacramento Bee

sacbee.com — In the late 1990s, General Motors got an unexpected and enticing offer. A little-known Japanese supplier, Takata, had designed a much cheaper automotive air bag. GM turned to its air bag supplier - the Swedish-American company Autoliv - and asked it to match the cheaper design or risk losing the automaker's business, according to Linda Rink, who was a senior scientist at Autoliv assigned to the GM account at the time.

Takata’s road to deadly airbag crisis - The Santa Fe New Mexican: News

santafenewmexican.com — An undated handout photo of the steering wheel and deployed airbag of the 2003 Honda City in which Law Suk Leh, who was pregnant, was killed in Malaysia.

A cheaper air bag, and Takata’s road to a deadly crisis

seattletimes.com — General Motors embraced Takata's cheaper air-bag technology in the late '90s despite signs that it was unsafe, an investigation finds. Share story In the late 1990s, General Motors got an unexpected and enticing offer. A little-known Japanese supplier, Takata, had designed a much cheaper automotive air bag.

A Cheaper Airbag, and Takata’s Road to a Deadly Crisis

nytimes.com — In a 2003 presentation, a propellant expert at TRW, which also made airbags with ammonium nitrate for several years in the early 2000s, outlined what he called "well-known issues" with using the compound, warning of "conditions that stimulate an explosive response." The expert, Harold R.

Quest to save a few dollars on airbags led to a deadly crisis

adn.com — Nation/World Author: Hiroko Tabuchi, The New York Times Updated: 8 minutes ago Published 8 minutes ago In the late 1990s, General Motors got an unexpected and enticing offer. A little-known Japanese supplier, Takata, had designed a much cheaper automotive air bag.

A Cheaper Airbag, and Takata's Road to a Deadly Crisis

nytimes.com — In a 2003 presentation, a propellant expert at TRW, which also made airbags with ammonium nitrate for several years in the early 2000s, outlined what he called "well-known issues" with using the compound, warning of "conditions that stimulate an explosive response." The expert, Harold R.
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Aug 29, 2016

Takata trucks airbag explosives clear across the United States. Last week, a shipment detonated en route, killing 1  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/30/business/airbag-propellant-bound-for-takata-factory-detonates-en-route.html 


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