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Takata truck blast revives concerns over airbag propellant

The incident raises questions about the inherent instability of ammonium nitrate
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 05:50
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Almost 70 million Takata airbag inflators are scheduled for replacement between now and 2019.

Washington

CRITICS of the embattled airbag manufacturer Takata Corp said that last week's deadly explosion of a truck carrying parts to its Mexican factory underscores questions about the safety of the chemical compound at the centre of the largest vehicle recall in US history.