CTV News is currently reporting on the largest car recall in the history of the USA.
6 deaths are associated with the defective airbags produced by Takata Corp., in addition to over 100 injuries.
The chemical used to deploy the airbag in the event of a collision causes an explosion which is too powerful for the hardware containing the airbag. The explosion causes the compartment and inflating mechanism to breakup into shrapnel and fly into the passenger side.
Around 33.8 million airbags have been declared defective by Takata. This adds 18 million airbags to existing recalls.