• Kyodo


The land ministry said Tuesday that Kawakin Holdings Co., a maker of quake shock absorbers, has been found to have fabricated quality data on some of its products, days after a similar scandal unfolded over another manufacturer, KYB Corp.

Kawakin’s oil damper-maker unit altered quality data on four quake absorption and 89 quake control devices, shipped between February 2005 and last month, when they did not meet standard figures set by its customers.

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