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Toyota dumps Takata

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The President of Toyota announced Friday morning, the company will no longer use Takata air bags components that use Ammonium Nitrate.

This comes after Honda and Mazda also made the decision to dump Takata earlier this week.

The companies are dropping Takata after U.S. regulators believed inflators using Ammonium Nitrate can cause airbags to explode with more force than necessary. This force can cause shrapnel inside the vehicle.

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