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Takata profit push may have harmed safety: Senate report

Billboard advertisement of Takata Corp is pictured in TokyoBy Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) – Air bag maker Takata Corp may have put profits before safety in a way that contributed to one of the biggest and most complex auto recalls ever, Democrats on a U.S. Senate committee said in a report released on Monday. The report by the minority on the Senate Commerce Committee was released the day before a Washington hearing on Takata’s defective inflators. “Internal emails obtained by the committee suggest that Takata may have prioritized profit over safety by halting global safety audits for financial reasons,” the Democrats said in their report.

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