The use of suspect/counterfeit items (S/CIs) can lead to unexpected failures and undue risk of mission impacts, environmental impacts, personal injury, contamination, or death. For these reasons, LBNL has instituted measures to prevent the purchase of and to detect and disposition S/CIs.
A suspect item is one in which there is an indication by visual inspection, testing, or other information that it may not conform to established government or industry-accepted specifications or national consensus standards.
A counterfeit item is a suspect item that is a copy or substitute without legal right or authority to do so, or one whose material, performance, or characteristics are knowingly misrepresented by the vendor, supplier, distributor, or manufacturer.
LBNL’s process for identifying, dispositioning and reporting S/CIs is addressed in the LBNL Quality Assurance Program Description (QAPD). In order to protect yourself and prevent the use of S/CIs, carefully plan work, document specifications and quality requirements in procurement documentation, and inspect items upon receipt.
Restricted Items List for Purchases
Quality Clauses (LBNL/PUB-3111 QAPD, Attachment C)
04.03.008.004 Identifying, Reporting & Dispositioning Suspect Counterfeit Items
LBNL Assurance & Quality Manager, Melanie Gravois x5916
U.S. Customs Headmark List of Suspect/Counterfeit Fasteners
ANSI/ASTM A 325 – 79, Standard Specification for High-Strength Bolts for Structural Steel Joints
Fluor Hanford – Suspect Stainless Steel Fasteners Headmark List
American Fastener – ASTM, SAE and ISO Grade Markings for Steel Fasteners
Portland Bolt – Strength Requirements by Grade
Domestic & International Agencies/Organizations S/CI
DOE Suspect/ Counterfeit & Defective Items Website
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition
U.S. Department of Justice, Offices of the U.S. Attorneys
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection
Trademark Counterfeiting Act of 1984
US Anti-Counterfeiting Consumer Protection Act of 1996
Stop Counterfeiting in Manufacturing Goods Act of 2006
Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008