• Bloomberg


Honda Motor Co. on Thursday said it will recall about 143,000 vehicles in Japan after an air bag fitted with an inflator made by Daicel Corp. failed to deploy during a collision in which the driver was injured.

The propellant used in the air bag inflators was not suitable and had “inappropriate velocity,” said Misato Fukushima, a spokeswoman for Honda. The recall is unrelated to Takata Corp., the supplier behind recalls of more than 28 million inflators in the U.S. that have been found to rupture after exploding with excessive force.

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