(Bloomberg) – BMW AG is recalling about 230,000 vehicles in the U.S. after discovering that some may have been fitted with defective Takata Corp. airbag inflators during repairs, such as after a crash in which the devices deployed.

The affected vehicles used airbags manufactured by Petri AG, a German parts maker bought by Takata in 2000. If those vehicles needed a replacement airbag module, Takata PSDI-4 inflators would have been used, BMW spokeswoman Rebecca Kiehne said.

The faulty Takata inflators can explode in a crash and spray vehicle occupants with metal shards. The defect has been linked to at least 17 deaths worldwide and prompted one of the largest automotive recalls in history.

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