Part 21 Report - 1997-082

ACCESSION #: 9702210139 NOTE: This text document was processed from a scanned version or an electronic submittal and has been processed as received. Some tables, figures, strikeouts, redlines, and enclosures may not have been included with this submittal, or have been omitted due to ASCII text conversion limitations. In order to view this document in its entirety, you may wish to use the NUDOCS microfiche in addition to the electronic text. B&G [Registered Trademark] Manufacturing Company Home Office: 3067 Unionville Pike P. O. Box 904 Hatfield, PA 19440-0904 215-822-1925 February 14, 1997 Document Control Desk U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Washington, DC 20555 Subject: 10 CFR, Part 21 Courtesy Notification - Heavy Hex Bolts/Trace Code M2 Reference: Facsimile/Mailed Correspondence to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Dated January 31, 1997, Same Subject To Whom It May Concern: This letter provides to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission a courtesy notification as referenced by 10 CFR Part 21, paragraph 21.21, (4). ACCUTECH, a division of B&G Manufacturing Co., Inc. ("B&G"), recently determined that heavy hex bolts supplied by the now defunct Cardinal Industrial Products, L.P. ("CIP") in 1992 may be nonconforming. On July 10, 1995, B&G purchased the name and certain other assets from CIP, a limited partnership that had been formed and operated in Nevada. B&G began its own nuclear fastener business at the same Nevada site and temporarily used the "Cardinal Industrial Products" name before officially adopting the trade name ACCUTECH in December, 1995. We believe this situation may have been caused by insufficient heat treating performed by CIP at the Nevada site, but we have no evidence that these parts are nonconforming, The heavy hex bolts under discussion are trace code M2. The suspect product was shipped to two (2) CIP customers during 1992. Both affected CIP customers (reference the attachment) were formally notified of this specific situation on January 31, 1997. It was determined that the subject heavy hex bolts may be suspect because they were heat treated at the same time as capscrew blank trace code K7 which was reported to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and affected CIP customers as being nonconforming. The appropriate reporting action for the trace code K7 incident is contained in the 10 CFR, Part 21 Courtesy Notification dated May 8, 1996. Suppliers of: Bolts - Nuts - Studs - Threaded Rods - Machined Specials Service Centers: 6870 N. Fathom St. 10231 General Dr. 4660 Pine Timbers Portland, OR 97217 Orlando, FL 32824 Houston, TX 77041 503-286-6601 407-857-5858 215-822-1925 3873 W. Oquendo Las Vegas, NV 89118 702-739-1966 Page 2 of 2 Even though B&G is not bound to take formal action under 10 CFR Part 21, and the obligation for 10 CFR Part 21 statutory notifications remains with CIP, as a courtesy B&G will provide a complete investigation report to the NRC within sixty (60) days. Should you have any questions concerning this issue, please contact me at (702) 739-1966. Sincerely, William P. Sulhan Quality Assurance Manager, Nevada Attachment (1) Table "1 1/4-0 x 6" A19 B7 HEAVY HEX SCREW BLANKS, LOT#7623" omitted. *** END OF DOCUMENT ***

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