Toyota won't use Takata inflators made with ammonium nitrate: CEO

Fri Nov 6, 2015 12:02am EST
 
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp 7203.T won't buy air bag inflators made by Takata Corp 7312.T that use ammonium nitrate as a propellant but will consider buying other types if they are confirmed safe, President Akio Toyoda said on Friday.

Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker, joins Honda Motor Co 7267.T and Mazda Motor Corp 7261.T in ditching the inflators, have led to the recall worldwide of tens of millions of cars and at least eight deaths.

(Reporting by Hideyuki Sano; Writing by Chang-Ran Kim)

 
Visitors walk behind a logo of Takata Corp on its display at a showroom for vehicles in Tokyo, Japan, June 25, 2015. REUTERS/Yuya Shino