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Honda Recalls in Japan After Accident Involving Daicel Inflator

Honda Motor Co. recalled about 143,000 vehicles in Japan after an air bag fitted with an inflator made by Daicel Corp. failed to deploy in a collision in which the driver was injured. Daicel’s shares fell the most in five years.

The propellant used in the air bag inflators weren’t suitable and had “inappropriate velocity,” said Misato Fukushima, a spokeswoman for Honda. The recall is unrelated to Takata Corp., the supplier behind...