** Takata quality chief shuns national air bag recall **
WASHINGTON (AP) — The quality chief for Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. told a Senate committee Thursday that a national recall of driver’s side air bag inflators is not necessary.
In testimony before the Commerce Committee, Senior Vice President of Quality Hiroshi Shimizu said recalls should be limited to high-humidity areas.
Takata air bags can inflate with too much force, sending metal shrapnel into the passenger compartment and injuring people. The problem has caused at least five deaths and dozens of injuries. Prolonged exposure to high humidity can cause the air bag propellant to burn too quickly.
** Special Report: Plant with troubled past at center of Takata air bag probe **
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