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Kobe Steel Ltd. said Thursday that a key quality certification for some of its copper and copper-alloy products has been revoked over its data falsification scandal.

The Japan Quality Assurance Organization (JQA) pulled the certification known as Japanese Industrial Standards for Kobe Steel’s copper and copper-alloy seamless tubes after inspecting Kobelco and Materials Copper Tube Co., or KMCT, a group firm that makes the products.

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