Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Failure to Test Equipment

“Textron Inc. will pay the United States $100,000 to settle allegations it failed to properly test locknuts it manufactured for military aircraft… Textron said its Cherry Division facility in Santa Ana, California, failed to properly perform stress embrittlement tests on certain flyweight nuts and that only samples of 12-point nuts were inspected by dye penetrant and/or magnetic particle methods although the contract required that all nuts be inspected by those methods. In some instances, inspection documents were fabricated to avoid detection.”

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Defense – General
Contracting Party
Defense - General
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Textron, Inc. $100,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 8/22/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database