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The federal government increased the number of vehicles in a safety recall involving airbags from five million to eight million. Vehicles in the recall include Toyotas, Hondas, Nissans and others. The government is urging owners to have the vehicles repaired as soon as possible because the airbags pose the risk of death and/or serious injury in a vehicle accident. Investigators are also concerned that hot, humid air could potentially cause the air bag to explode unexpectedly. Should this occur, it could cause metal shrapnel flying, causing death or serious injury. General Motors and other manufacturers have also recently recalled vehicles for safety issues regarding airbags. In total worldwide over 16 million vehicles have been recalled for safety issues involving airbags since 2002. David Friedman with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration urges all consumers with these vehicles to immediately have them repaired to prevent any deaths or injuries.
Safety groups allege that four people have been killed and numerous others seriously injured from the sudden airbag deployment. Airbags have been required on new vehicles since 1999. The airbag devices are made by Tokyo based, Takata Corporation.