United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

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B&G [Registered Trademark]

Manufacturing Company

Home Office:

3067 Unionville Pike

P. O. Box 904

Hatfield, PA 19440-0904


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


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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.


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.


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