Deputy Danny Beckworth displays part of a defective airbag believed to have killed 17-year-old Huma Hanif during a news conference in Houston on April 7, 2016.
Emily Foxhall—Houston Chronicle/AP
By Julia Zorthian
April 14, 2016

There are still 85 million Takata airbag inflaters in American cars that the company may have to recall if their safety cannot be proven, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Wednesday.

Since 2014, 28 million Takata inflaters in 24 million cars have already been recalled for their tendency to explode and send metal or glass shrapnel shooting at the car passengers. The recalled inflaters have been linked to 11 deaths and at least 100 injuries, the New York Times report.

Read more: Everything You Need to Know About Takata’s Air-Bag Recall

Takata’s cost to replace each bag is roughly $100, and the total could amount to billions of dollars if the remaining airbags are recalled. The 28 million bags are already the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. Authorities confirmed the death of a 17-year-old two weeks ago due to injuries from a defective Takata airbag.

Write to Julia Zorthian at julia.zorthian@time.com.

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