Afternoon Coffee: Takata Will Stop Supplying Defective Air Bag Parts, Car Sales Rise in US Kaitlyn McAvoy - June 2, 2015 12:14 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee | Tags: General News Auto part maker Takata said it would stop supplying the “batwing-shaped propellant wafers” reportedly behind the car massive recall due to defective airbags. Takata air bags, however, will still contain a chemical compound in its propellant that experts say could be dangerous. US car sales remain strong, however, with 2015 on track to have the highest sales in a decade. General Motors, for example, had its strongest sales pace in May since January 2006 and Fiat Chrysler saw sales hit their highest number since March 2007. US factory orders took a dive in April by 0.4%. This is the eighth time in 9 months factory orders have slid. Economic confidence is down, too, according to Gallup. Its Economic Confidence Index fell to an average of -7 last month, a 4-point slide from April. SIGN UP for the Spend Matters newsletter Dirty Rotten Spendrels Discuss this: Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.