Daniel Kagan, an attorney with the Berman & Simmons law firm, was interviewed this week by WGME TV in Portland for a segment about the hazards posed by defective Takata airbags. The segment was produced by investigative reporter Jon Chrisos of WGME TV’s I-Team.
Click on the link to watch the full segment: “Thousands of Mainers still waiting for a fix for recalled airbags”
Here’s an excerpt from the segment:
Dan Kagan is a Maine attorney focused on defective products and wrongful death and injury.
He said the delay in replacing the airbags is unacceptable.
“This is huge. This is a real safety threat,” he said.
An estimated 70 million Takata airbags were recalled in the United States, but according to federal data reviewed by the I-Team, less than a quarter of those recalled airbags have been fixed.
NHTSA said it will be at least two more years before there are enough replacements.
“The manufacturers of the cars themselves are beside themselves. They are extremely upset that Takata has first of all created this problem in the first place, and Takata can’t produce enough airbags to replace the airbags right away,” Kagan said.