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Kobe Steel may find itself in trouble in America for doctoring product data.
Kobe Steel data scandal

Kobe Steel under a klieg light in US over data fakery

Disgraced materials maker might end up paying dearly for its sins

| Japan

TOKYO -- American auto safety authorities are digging deeper into Kobe Steel's product data falsification scandal and could ultimately impose penalties on the Japanese materials maker.

The Japanese company revealed in 2017 that it had doctored quality data on aluminum and copper parts for years, shipping products short of agreed-to standards without customers' knowledge or consent.

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