Shares of the Takata Corporation dropped 23% on Tuesday following news that the airbag manufacturer had supplied potentially defective parts to a range of automakers, including Toyota, Honda and General Motors.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating two deaths and a number of other incidents that indicate the airbags might explode under conditions of high humidity, potentially sending scraps of metal flying into passengers.
The warning prompted Toyota to recall 247,000 vehicles on Monday and warn passengers to avoid sitting in the passenger seat.
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