Faulty air bag maker threatened with legal action

Takata's airbags have been blamed for at least five deaths and multiple injuries worldwide.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is threatening fines and legal action unless airbag manufacturer, Takata, admits its driver's side airbag inflators are defective and agrees to a nationwide recall.

NHTSA gave the Japanese company until Tuesday to file paperwork declaring a defect and agreeing to expand the recall from high-humidity states to the entire nation.

The company's airbags have been blamed for at least five deaths and multiple injuries worldwide. They can inflate with too much force, blowing apart a mental canister and sending shrapnel into drivers and passengers.

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