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U.S. death tied to Takata air bag reported in South Carolina

WASHINGTON, April 21 (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co said on Wednesday it had confirmed a 16th U.S. death tied to a ruptured Takata air bag inflator in one of its vehicles.

The Japanese automaker said that following a joint inspection, the company and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed that a defective Takata driver’s airbag inflator ruptured in the crash of a 2002 Honda Accord on Jan. 9, 2021, in Lancaster County, South Carolina.

The Takata airbag defect sparked the largest ever recall in automotive history. (Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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