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Additional recall to drag out Takata's air bag woes

End of tunnel not in sight for troubled Japanese manufacturer

TOKYO -- Takata's recent findings that even air bags previously deemed safe could explode have expanded its already enormous recall in the U.S., further prolonging the Japanese manufacturer's troubles.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said earlier this week that 2.7 million air bags Takata produced between 2005 and 2012 will be subject to recall, after testing by the company found that inflators using calcium sulfate as a desiccant, or drying agent, could rupture. 

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