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U.S. plaintiffs' lawyers warn of automaker role in Takata bankruptcy

Lawyers for people injured by exploding Takata airbags told a U.S. bankruptcy court judge that the company's restructuring plan is being skewed to benefit automakers over victims.

Key Safety plans to drop Takata name, boost airbag ties with Daicel

Key Safety Systems Inc., the U.S. airbag maker that agreed to buy Takata, plans to unify the products under its own brand and expand ties with other inflator suppliers including Japan’s Daicel.


Takata offers condolences to victims of faulty airbags

Takata expressed condolences to victims of its faulty airbags linked to at least 16 deaths and 180 injuries around the world, but stopped short of offering a full apology.

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