Seventh Fatality May be Attributed to Recalled Takata Airbags

Four days after her 2005 Honda Accord crashed, 22-year old Kylan Rae Langlinais passed away from serious injuries she sustained when her vehicle’s Takata-made airbag exploded and sent metal shrapnel into the car. Two days after Langlinais’s death, a recall notice for her Honda vehicle was delivered by mail. Honda has said that “the crash may have resulted in the rupture of the Takata driver front airbag inflator,” to which Takata declined to comment. NHTSA is investigating, as Langlinais’ death could be the seventh attributed to Takata’s recalled defective airbags.

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