AP, Honda: Takata airbag inflator kills man fixing Accord at home

by Susie Olson July 12, 2017, 0:23
AP, Honda: Takata airbag inflator kills man fixing Accord at home

Honda says a man died in June 2016 when an inflator ruptured while he was working inside a 2001 Honda Accord using a hammer.

In other words, the chemical can break down over time, becoming less effective in preventing violent airbag inflator ruptures that have been linked to at least 12 deaths in the U.S. He died the following day. The company has not been able to inspect the auto and is relying on police photos to make its determination, Honda spokesman Chris Martin said.

"It is hard to determine whether the cause of death in this incident was the inflator rupture, or an interaction of the hammer with the deploying air bag", the company said. According to the automaker, the car's ignition switch was on, so the airbag would have been ready.

Honda (HMC) said Monday the death of an individual in Florida past year is the 11th fatality connected to defective airbag inflators made by Takata.

"The rupture most likely contributed to his death", Martin said.

Current and former owners of the specific Accord involved were mailed 12 safety notices over a seven-year period, but the company said "records indicate that the recall fix was never completed on this vehicle". The Accord in question was one of more than 300,000 un-repaired Honda vehicles still on the road equipped with the defective airbag inflators.

Charlie Gard's parents vent frustration during latest court hearing
Yates told Daily Mail she was "heartbroken" over the hospital's initial decision to keep Mahoney out of her child's room. Mr Gard interrupted to ask: "Why did you refer us to Harley Street then?", referring to the private clinic in London.

The airbags on the following Hondas models have up to a 50% chance of exploding in a crash: 2001 and 2002 Accord and Civic, the 2002 CR-V and Odyssey, the 2002 and 2003 Acura 3.2 TL, the 2003 Acura 3.2 CL and the 2003 Pilot.

"It's essential to safety that high-risk inflators are replaced immediately", the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a statement.

Under a 2015 consent order with NHTSA, Takata may be required to recall all desiccated inflators unless it is able to prove to the agency that parts are safe by the end of 2019, potentially adding several million more airbags to the recalls.

Honda says its service procedures recommend disconnecting the battery when working on the air bag system. The OEM noted that 12 recall notices were sent since 2009 to the Accord's registered owners.

Honda urged owners who have received recall notices to get repairs made as soon as possible, especially those with the most unsafe type of inflator.

"Our records indicate that the recall fix was never completed on this vehicle", the OEM wrote. Chris Martin, a Honda spokesman, said in an email the company learned of the incident through a legal claim in March.


TOP News

UNESCO Recognizes Hebron, Tomb of the Patriarchs as Palestinian Heritage Sites
Twelve countries voted in favor of the resolution , three opposed, and six countries abstained. The Jewish people's glorious history in Israel started in Hebron.

British Columbia Declares State Of Emergency As Nearly 140 Wildfires Ravage Province
A "province-wide rain event" is the best case scenario, but Skrepnek said it is "certainly not looking optimistic". The last provincial declaration of state of emergency was issued in August 2003, also in response to wildfires .

[Watch} Blizzard finally reveals new Overwatch hero Doomfist before his release
Rocket Punch does extra damage if the enemy is knocked back into a wall, so timing and aim will be critical with this one. Doomfist's abilities include his Hand Cannon , which fires a short range burst from the knuckles of his fist.

Salim Khan labels Amarnath terror attack a 'cowardly act'
US Charge d'Affaires MaryKay Loss Carlson tweeted, "We deplore the attack on #Amarnath pilgrims & condemn all acts of terrorism". "India wants to sabotage the freedom struggle of Kashmiris, therefore, it uses such attacks to fulfill its nefarious agenda".

Armed man trying to reach Ivanka Trump arrested
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and Trump family members and advisers Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump . Police say Benitez told agents he was a US senator and wanted to talk to Ms.

The FinnCap Reaffirms Corporate Rating for Premaitha Health PLC (NIPT)
Beck Capital Management Llc holds 2.15% of its portfolio in Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. for 493,304 shares. The Firm is focused on the discovery and development of therapeutic products for diseases, such as diabetes.

Gang Riot Leaves 28 Dead In Mexico Prison
Relatives gathered outside the prison after hearing about the riot and called for information about those they knew. In March 2017, 29 accused drug cartel members allegedly tunneled their way out of a prison in Tamaulipas state.

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Honest Trailer: Electro Boogaloo
I would love to make a movie with Tom Hardy but his movie would have to take place in the MCU. But I can say that there's still a lot more to be revealed than what's in the trailers.

Wimbledon: Vintage Venus, determined Murray in last eight
Svitolina saved seven match points in the second set, before Ostapenko, seeded 13th, finally won in a tie-break. Williams goes on to tackle Latvia's French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko next.

Worldpay soars amid takeover interest from Vantiv, JPMorgan
Over the weekend, Danish payment services company Nets A/S said that it had also been approached by potential buyers. A person familiar with the company said that the approach from Vantiv and J.P.