According to news report, Japanese car parts maker Takata has been charged $1 billion for the defective airbag in United States.
However the giant car parts maker Takata has agreed upon the $1 billion fine. This fine is particularly in US for concealing dangerous defects in its exploding airbags. Actually the company only pleaded guilty to a single criminal charge. This news is recently heard from the company and the US Justice Department.
According to the reports, Takata will have to pay a $25million fine, whereas $125million will be paid to the injured by the airbags. Meanwhile the $850million will be paid to the carmakers that used them for such long.
In fact the faulty airbags have caused more than a dozen of deaths directly linked to Takata. On the other hand the number of injured people is reaching nearly 100 worldwide.
There test data is said to be tempered.
According to the company’s chief executive, Shigehisa Takada, it is stated that. “Takata deeply regrets the circumstances that have led to this situation and remains fully committed to being part of the solution”.
In fact Takata once before has acknowledged that the pressure for the airbag is too much. They have further added the airbag inflators expanded with too much force and sprayed metal shrapnel into cars.
According to the head of the Justice Department fraud’s section, Andrew Weissmann. “For more than a decade. Takata repeatedly and systematically falsified critical test data related to the safety of its products. No matter putting profits and production schedules ahead of safety”.
Meanwhile a comment from the inspector general of the US Department of Transportation has been seen. Calvin L Scovel has commented as, “I offer my deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those who died. as well to those who were injured as a result of the Takata Corporation’s failure to fulfil its obligation. we ensure the safety of its airbag systems”.