Nakayama Steel Reports Product Data Falsification

Economy

Osaka, Oct. 31 (Jiji Press)--Nakayama Steel Works Ltd. <5408> said Wednesday that it has found inspection data falsification for some of its steel products supplied to clients including steelmakers and rubber products makers.

Inspection data on work rolls that failed to fulfill specifications for toughness and components set by clients were rewritten to appear as if the requirements were met, the Osaka-based steelmaker said.

The rolls are used to roll out iron, rubber and other products.

Rolls affected by the data falsification have been supplied to 48 companies in and out of Japan since April 2011, Nakayama Steel said.

About 30-40 pct of some 14,000 rolls shipped during the period may have been affected by the data falsification, the company said.

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