TOKYO—Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. has published a report stating that 90 more buildings have been confirmed to have non-compliant earthquake-proof rubber shock absorbers.
In an April 21 release, Toyo added that the protection systems for nine other buildings could not be verified due to lack of test data from when the rubber was made.
The announcement takes the number of buildings involved in the scandal to 145: Toyo originally announced the issue for 55 buildings in March.
The firm conceded that the issue had happened since 1996, when it began selling quake shock absorbers.
Initially, Toyo linked the false reporting to a single employee, but three more are now suspected of being involved.