Mitsubishi Electric revealed today that its subsidiary Tokan falsified data of rubber products that it sent without inspecting during at least a decade, in the last case of these characteristics detected in a Japanese company.
The subsidiary sent oil and waterproof rubber products without the necessary inspections, including durability, to an as yet undetermined number of companies, the parent said in information collected by local media such as the Nikkei newspaper.
The products, of which the total amount has not been disclosed, do not pose a security risk, according to Tokan.
Mitsubishi Electric has opened an investigation after detecting the irregularities and will publish its findings soon.
The Tokan scandal adds to a series of similar fakes committed by Japanese manufacturers, including the metallurgical Kobe Steel, the construction materials Mitsubishi Materials or the vehicle manufacturer Subaru.