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US Safety Agency Threatens to Act Against Takata Air Bag Maker

Senate Commerce Committee member Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) displays the parts and function of a defective airbag made by Takata of Japan that has been linked to multiple deaths and injuries in cars driven in the US, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, during the committee's hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Senate Commerce Committee member Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) displays the parts and function of a defective airbag made by Takata of Japan that has been linked to multiple deaths and injuries in cars driven in the US, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, during the committee's hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

DETROIT—A dispute between U.S. safety regulators and air bag maker Takata Corp. escalated Wednesday when the government threatened fines and legal action if the company fails to admit that driver’s air bag inflators are defective...




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