(NBC News) The largest recall in United States history has more than doubled in size.
Designed for safety, regulators say Takata airbags have turned deadly, killing ten people and injuring more than 100.
The latest victim was 17-year-old Huma Hanif, killed when her airbag deployed during an accident outside of Houston, Texas.
In the wake of Hanif’s death the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration more than doubled what was already the largest recall in American automotive history. Officials say it could affect one in five cars on the road.
It will be a long and complicated process.
“Air bag inflators are not one size fits all, and replacement inflators need to be specifically engineered for each of the affected vehicle models,” explains National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator Mark Rosekind. “This means it takes time for all recalled inflators will be able to be replaced.”
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