US rejects Ford, Mazda requests to avoid Takata recalls

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Has rejected a request from two automakers to avoid a major recall. Ford and Mazda have been unsuccessful in their attempts to block a recall of about three million vehicles over potentially dangerous Takata airbags, which are blamed for more than two dozen deaths around the world and hundreds of injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, rejecting the request, saying the ammonium nitrate propellants used to inflate the devices is showing signs of decay, posing a safety risk. Once that chemical deteriorates. It can burn too fast while inflating an airbag, blowing apart into containment cylinder and sending shrapnel towards drivers and passengers. That's rich

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