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Auto Safety Agency Chief Stops In Florida On Air Bag Tour

Mark Rosekind will ask drivers to check if their vehicles are affected by the Takata recall.

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The head of the federal government's auto safety agency is making two stops in Florida this week on a tour dealing with defective air bags.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator Mark Rosekind is making a stop in Orlando on Tuesday to encourage drivers to check if their vehicles are affected by recalls of Takata air bag inflators. He visits Miami on Wednesday.

Takata has recalled more than 32 million air bag inflators in the United States.

At least eight people have been killed and 100 have been injured by Takata air bags, which can explode with too much force and spew shrapnel into the vehicle. One of the deaths was in Orlando.

The problem has persisted for more than a decade and impacts 11 automakers, including Honda, BMW and Toyota.

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