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US recalls trigger full review of car-safety regulator

The inquiry will include a review of NHTSA's handling of the recall of defective airbags supplied by Japanese firm Takata.

New York

CONCERNED about safety lapses by the country's top auto regulator, the Obama administration is undertaking a comprehensive review of the agency to determine if "we have the dial set correctly" on safety, a senior administration official with knowledge of the review said.