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Takata to announce recall of 35-40m US air bag inflators: sources

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Under pressure from US regulators, Japanese air bag manufacturer Takata Corp is expected to announce as early as Wednesday that it is recalling 35 million to 40 million additional inflators in US vehicles, three sources briefed on the matter said on Tuesday.

[WASHINGTON] Under pressure from US regulators, Japanese air bag manufacturer Takata Corp is expected to announce as early as Wednesday that it is recalling 35 million to 40 million additional inflators in US vehicles, three sources briefed on the matter said on Tuesday.

The expanded recall will be phased in over several years and more than double what is already the largest and most complex auto safety recall in US history. The new recall will cover all frontal air bag inflators without a drying agent, sources briefed on the matter said.

REUTERS