The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) fined Tokyo-based Takata Corp. up to $200 million for lapses in its recall of millions of faulty air bags.

The penalty — for violating the Motor Vehicle Safety Act — comes in two phases.

First, the beleaguered manufacturer will pay $70 million in cash. Second, Takata would be fined up to an additional $130 million if it violates the terms of an agreement with NHTSA to phase out certain inflators, which regulators say are linked to seven deaths and dozens of injuries.

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