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GM recalls 2.5m cars over Takata airbags

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Another day, another car recall linked to Takata airbags.

This time General Motors has announced that its joint venture partner Shanghai GM will withdraw more than 2.5 million cars in China over safety fears concerning the airbags.

It follows a similar move by Volkswagen which last week recalled 4.86 million vehicles in China.

Japan's Takata has withdrawn about 100 million airbags globally because of the risk that they could explode with too much force and spray shrapnel.

The defective airbags have been linked to 16 deaths and scores of injuries around the world.