by jesse

whats an FQA?

THe FQA, or fastener quality act was passed by congress in 1990, and ammended in 1999.
To prevent substandard fasteners (threaded metallic screws, nuts, and
bolts) from being used in products where safety is critical, Congress
enacted the Fastener Quality Act (FQA) in 1990.1 The law required persons
who manufacture and sell high-strength fasteners to ensure that the
fasteners meet applicable standards and specifications through laboratory
testing and recordkeeping.

A GAO report about it can be found online at


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