A number of other car manufacturers have announced that they are recalling millions of cars due to the risk of exploding airbags. The defect is caused by an airbag inflator manufactured by Takata Corp a Tokyo based company. Takata is one of 3 major airbag manufacturers and a key supplier for the auto industry. BMW will replace airbags that may explode under certain circumstances. 10-million vehicles have been recalled due to this defect from 2009 to the end of June 2014.
Takata knows of at least 6 cases where the cylinder shaped airbag inflators exploded shooting out metal fragments. Humid climates make this more likely the company said. Reports have indicated that there was one incident where an exploded airbag sent a one inch piece of metal in to the right eye of a driver causing partial loss of sight and facial laceration that required 100 stitches.
If you have suffered an injury associated with a defective airbag you would be entitled to seek compensation from the manufacturer of your vehicle. Please feel free to immediately contact Liam Moloney of Moloney Solicitors in Naas today at 045-898000 or simply drop an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your case.