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Kobe Steel Ltd. said Wednesday that two U.S. consumers have filed a class-action lawsuit against the steel-maker and Toyota Motor Corp., seeking compensation for substandard metals used in vehicles.

Kobe Steel has admitted to falsifying inspection data for some aluminum and copper products. The affected materials were supplied to over 600 companies, ranging from major automakers to shinkansen operators, and were used in aircraft, space rockets and defense equipment.

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