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Takata truck blast revives concerns over airbag propellant

The incident raises questions about the inherent instability of ammonium nitrate

Almost 70 million Takata airbag inflators are scheduled for replacement between now and 2019.


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.


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