NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There’s a consumer alert about another Takata airbag recall.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is forcing Ford and Mazda to recall about three million vehicles because of potentially dangerous airbag inflators.

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The automakers had requested to avoid the recall.

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They now have 30 days to give the agency a schedule to notify owners and begin the recalls.

At least 18 people in the U.S. have been killed by faulty Takata airbags, which can spray shrapnel into the vehicle during a crash. There are also instances where the airbags don’t inflate at all.

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