US: Takata found and hid airbag inflator risk in 2004 - paper
Alarmed by a report a decade ago that one of its airbags had ruptured and spewed metal debris at a driver in Alabama, Japanese supplier Takata secretly conducted tests on 50 airbags it retrieved from scrapyards, two former employees involved in the tests, one of whom was a senior member of its testing lab, told the New York Times.
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