ACCC warns airbags installed after worldwide recall of potentially lethal Takata devices will degrade in six years

At least five Australian car manufacturers have recalled potentially lethal airbags from their vehicles, only to replace them with the same faulty product, a Choice investigation has found.

A worldwide recall has been issued for Takata airbags, which have killed more than 18 people and injured 180 worldwide, because the gas inside them becomes volatile over time and after exposure to humidity, potentially causing the airbags to explode and send metal fragments flying into the car.

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