A compulsory recall applies to certain types of airbags made by Takata Corporation that are fitted to vehicles or retrieved from vehicles as spare parts. In addition to the compulsory recall, there are three categories of voluntary Takata-related recalls.
Transport safety authorities in Australia, US and Japan have identified a different type of Takata airbag that poses a critical risk of death or serious injury to vehicle occupants, prompting an urgent recall of around 12 000 BMW vehicles which may still be in use on Australian roads.
From 21-25 October 2019, the ACCC is participating in a global awareness raising campaign on product recalls led by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and jointly coordinated by the ACCC and European Commission.
Australians could be at risk of injuries or even death from 6.6 million individual products currently under voluntary recall, with about half of these still likely to be found in people’s homes, new figures show.