Takata, auto executives to face Senate over deadly air bag scandal [11/20/2014 GMT]

The air bag light on the passenger side is shown on the dashboard of a vehicle in Las Vegas NevadaBy Karey Van Hall and Chang-Ran Kim WASHINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Executives from Japan's Takata Corp and two automakers will face tough questions from U.S. senators on Thursday over the risk of millions of potentially defective air bags that can rupture upon deployment, shooting metal shards into cars. Automakers, regulators and Takata - which supplies one in five air bags globally - have yet to pinpoint why these air bags are at risk. One theory is that moisture in humid climates can make the air bag inflator's chemical mix more volatile, even years after installation. ...

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