Independent Takata Quality Assurance Panel releases report findings


The Independent Takata Quality Assurance Panel is releasing its independent report into Takata’s policies, practices, procedures, structure and personnel regarding airbag manufacturing.



Takata Quality Assurance Panel members:

  • Marion C. Blakey
  • Nelda J. Connors
  • John C. Landgraf
  • Dr. Julio M. Ottino
  • Dr. Jeffrey Runge
  • Samuel K. Skinner (Chair)
  • John W. Snow


News conference (audio only): Tuesday, Feb. 2, 10 a.m. ET
A replay will be available 24 hours following the event.
Press release distribution: Tuesday, Feb. 2, 9:55 a.m. ET



Access the audio-only news conference: U.S. callers: (844) 529-0686, international callers: (970) 372-2155; Conference ID for all: 41464091



The Panel was created to audit and prepare an independent report regarding Takata’s current manufacturing procedures for best practices in the production of safe inflators.


Interview opportunities:

Sam Skinner is available for questions during the news conference.


Additional Information:

All materials related to this report are accessible online at:, including:

  • Report PDF
  • Panel member bios, headshots
  • FAQ
  • Audio archive of the news conference
  • Archived press releases

Media Contact:

Amy Littleton, KemperLesnik

773.569.0469 ,

Astrid Greve Spencer, KemperLesnik