According to China’s regulatory agency AQSI, BMW is recalling 200,000 cars to fix defective airbags. The recall states that that the airbags, when activated, could unexpectedly create debris harmful for passengers.

Earlier, this month, BMW said the defective part, a gas generator, manufactured by Takata of Japan, would be replaced free of charge.

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The recall is similar to the one seen in the United States where millions of Takata-equipped vehicles were recalled in the last few years.

China’s AQSIQ regulatory agency, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, said the latest recall included some 169,000 imported BMWs produced between December 2005 and December 2011. Also included were nearly 25,000 vehicles assembled inside China between July 2005 and December 2011.