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Takata agrees to stop using chemical in air bags

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Posted at 2:14 PM, Jun 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-01 14:14:32-04

Takata Corp has told U.S. safety regulators it will no longer use a volatile chemical in its air bag inflators.

Use of ammonium nitrate as a propellant in Takata air bags has been linked to dozens of ruptured inflators since 2003.

Takata is recalling tens of millions of air bags inflators throughout the world, according to Reuters

The agreement to cease using ammonium nitrate was detailed by Takata executive Kevin Kennedy, in written testimony ahead of a hearing before a U.S.