A unit of the company that took over operations from failed Japanese air bag maker Takata falsified seat belt data to clear strength standards, Nikkei has learned.

Joyson Safety Systems Japan altered data on some belts produced at its plant in Hikone, west of Nagoya, after they failed to reach legally mandated strength standards. The seat belts were then shipped to clients, sources said.

The allegations are the latest scandal to emerge from the former Takata, which filed for bankruptcy in 2017. Unlike its deadly defective air bag inflators, the company's seat belt operations were not thought to have problems.

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