Prime News, International, Sydney, July 22:- An Australian man died in car cash when he was hit in the neck by shrapnel from a faulty air bag.
Australian police, however, did not confirm whether the Honda CRV car in which the man killed was from manufacturer Takata whose faulty air bags have been linked to 17 deaths so far and more than 180 injuries worldwide.
However, Honda Australia director Stephen Collins confirmed that the vehicles involved in the death of Australian man was linked to worldwide recall.
In 2013, Takata Corporation recalled about 3.6 million cars equipped with faulty air bags which were linked to series of deaths and injuries associated with defective Takata air bags inflators. National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) order resulted in the recall of more than 42 million cars, the largest recall in US history to date.
Takata Corporation has declared 2.7 million vehicles to have potentially defective bags fitted in the recalled vehicles which have potential of causing injuries to its owners. Takata has filed for bankruptcy last month due to the recalls which may touch to over 100 million air bags.
-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)