11/06/2014 07:58 pm ET

Former Workers: Airbag Maker Knew Of Danger In 2004, Did Nothing

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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 secretly conducted tests on 50 airbags it retrieved from scrapyards, according to two former employees involved in the tests, one of whom was a senior member of its testing lab.

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