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, SLAC has
instituted measures to prevent the purchase of as well as to detect and
dispose of 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
Suspect/Counterfeit Items is addressed in the
Quality Assurance Program , which was approved by the Laboratory
Director in February 2011, and the
Suspect and Counterfeit Items Program Description. Please visit the
Suspect/Counterfeit Items SharePoint site
detailed information on the S/CI prevention process and how to identify
counterfeit items (including examples and training materials for SLAC
If you find something you think might be a suspect or counterfeit item
and don't know how to proceed, please contact
Clay, Assurance Manager.
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