M'bishi Electric Unit Keeps Shipping Substandard Products

Economy

Tokyo, Dec. 4 (Jiji Press)--Mitsubishi Electric Corp. <6503> said Tuesday that wholly owned subsidiary Tokan Corp. continued shipping industry-use rubber parts short of promised standards even after it recognized its inspection misconduct.

In January, Tokan, based in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, recognized that it had shipped rubber products that failed to meet the standards promised to clients.

This led to a halt to shipments of some products. The unit, however, resumed the shipments afterward without gaining permission from clients.

The shipments of nonconforming products, also including items that did not go through required inspections, began in 2008 or even earlier, officials said.

Tokan shipped affected products to 25 companies, including Mitsubishi Electric.

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