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Still nearly two million deadly Takata airbags in cars



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MADELEINE KING MP

SHADOW MINISTER FOR CONSUMER AFFAIRS

SHADOW MINISTER ASSISTING FOR RESOURCES

SHADOW MINISTER ASSISTING FOR SMALL BUSINESS

FEDERAL MEMBER FOR BRAND

STILL NEARLY TWO MILLION DEADLY TAKATA AIRBAGS IN CARS

The ACCC have today released comprehensive data detailing recall rates for the

dangerous airbags around the country.

Now there are 1.8 million deadly Takata airbags that still need replacing as part of

the compulsory recall that will run until 2020.

While Labor put pressure on the Turnbull Government to act immediately in

response to the more than 20 deaths, with 1 in Australia, at the hands of Takata

airbags, the Government dithered and delayed for more than 6 months before

announcing a compulsory recall.

The “alpha” Takata airbags were found to have a failure rate of 1 in 2, and can turn

a minor accident into a major accident.

These alpha airbags are ticking time-bombs.

Labor notes the progress made by various vehicle manufacturers in removing the

faulty airbags from Australian cars, as well as the ACCC for their oversight.

But the fact remains this government took too long to address this safety issue.

THURSDAY, 2 AUGUST

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Authorised by Noah Carroll, ALP, Canberra.