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Passing the Vehicle Safety Improvement Act Could Prevent Major Auto Recalls

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

While it is important to fully understand the cause of the Takata airbag failure, there are steps Congress can take immediately to enhance auto safety and oversight. That should begin with the enactment of H.R. 1181, the Vehicle Safety Improvement Act.

Former Workers: Airbag Maker Conducted Secret Tests In 2004 But Hid Dangers They Found

The New York Times | HIROKO TABUCHI | Posted 11.06.2014 | Business

Alarmed by a report a decade ago that one of its airbags had ruptured and spewed metal debris at a driver in Alabama, the Japanese manufacturer Takata...

U.S. Consumers Sue Over Potentially Defective Airbags

Reuters | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business

(Adds detail on lawsuit) Oct 27 (Reuters) - Takata Corp, the Japanese company whose potentially defective airbags have led to the rec...

GM Death Toll Could Be Much, Much Higher

Reuters | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business

(Repeats exclusive with no changes to headline or text) By Ryan McNeill and Paul Lienert June 2 (Reuters) - At least 74 ...

Mother Finds Out Years Later That GM May Be Responsible For Daughter's Death

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.23.2014 | Business

In 2009, Renee Trautwein received the phone call that every mother fears. Her daughter, Sarah, had been killed. When the Trautwein family initiall...

GM CEO Makes Grim Admission

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business

* New actions are unrelated to ignition switch problems * GM to take $300 mln charge in 1st qtr for all four recalls * C...

How One Man's Relentless Enthusiasm Inflated the Airbag at Honda

Simon Higby | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Simon Higby

All around him people said he was mad. Despite that, inventor Kobayashi San persisted. That is one of the traits of a true leader: Having a goal and going for it with such vigor and conviction that others will follow -- even an entire corporation like Honda.

Automakers Recall Millions Of Vehicles Over Airbag Issue

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2013 | Business

* Recall affects vehicles in N. America, Japan, Europe * Supplier learned of issue in October 2011 * Biggest-ever recall...

Pregnant Women Should Wear Seat Belts, Despite Worries: Study

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2013 | Parents

March 11 (Reuters) - Despite some women's worry that seat belts or air bags could harm a baby in utero in the case of an accident, expectant mothers...

Rule For New Planes Means More Airbags

NPR | By Adam Hochberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

AmSafe is supplying the product to most major U.S. airlines to help comply with a new government crash standard. The rule has been phased in slowly ov...