DETROIT (AP) — Honda Motor Co. says a defective air bag made by Takata Corp. was responsible for the death of a driver near Pittsburgh.READ MORE: Homegoing Celebration, Funeral For Congresswoman Carrie Meek
It’s the ninth death worldwide attributed to Takata air bags, which can inflate with too much force and injure occupants with metal fragments.
A 13-year-old boy was driving a relative’s 2001 Honda Accord Coupe on July 22, 2015 when it crashed and the air bag inflated.READ MORE: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Inching Up In Florida
The boy’s family contacted the government last month. After investigating, Honda and the government found that the boy’s injuries were caused by a ruptured air bag inflator.
Honda says the car was initially recalled in 2010. A recall notice was mailed to the current owner the day before the crash.
Takata says it’s working with the government and Honda on the case.MORE NEWS: Vehicle Crashes Into Post Office Causing Minor Injuries In Palmetto Bay
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