Takata Agrees to Quit Using Volatile Chemical in Air Bags

Takata Corp has told U.S. safety regulators it will no longer use a volatile chemical in its air bag inflators.
Use of ammonium nitrate as a propellant in Takata air bags has been linked to dozens of ruptured inflators since 2003. The agreement to cease using ammonium nitrate was detailed by Takata executive Kevin Kennedy, in written testimony ahead of a hearing before a U.S. House panel on Tuesday.