Mitsubishi admits subsidiary shipped products without quality checks

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Tokyo, Nov 21 (IANS) Mitsubishi Electric said on Wednesday that its subsidiary manufacturer Tokan faked data on rubber products and shipped them without quality inspection for at least a decade.

Public broadcaster NHK reported that Tokan was found to have shipped water- and oil-proofing products without necessary inspections, reports Efe news.

Tokan said that the products do not pose any safety risk.

Mitsubishi Electric has begun to contact the concerned companies and opened an investigation into the case after detecting irregularities. It is expected to publish its findings soon.

The Tokan scandal is the latest quality-control scandal to have hit companies in Japan after Kobe Steel, Mitsubishi construction materials and vehicle manufacturer Subaru.

–IANS

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