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Regulators Permit GM’s Delay In Recall of Defective Air Bags

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The US auto mobile regulators have allowed General Motors (GM) to delay the recall of its large number of potentially defective air bags so as to prevent the company from huge financial loss.

The regulators indicate that their decision was to give the auto mobile giant more time for long-term tests of the Takata devices it used, to prove their safety in older trucks and SUVs.

The air bags are said to be risky when they are over six years.

Therefore, if the company can prove that the air bags are safe, the recall of over 2.5 million vehicles would possibly be stopped.

Reacting, the car manufacturer contends that its bags are safe for not less than nine years.

In a related development, Toyota recalled 5.8 million cars worldwide last month due to possibly faulty Takata air bags, bringing the total of recalled air bags to 23.1 million across the car industry.

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