IF it is not good for are government then is is no good for me!! You see what happen to him. IT could had been a lot more damage and some one hurt bad or killed!Actually . . . . . . . . . . No. Rejecting a batch doesn't mean it's necessarily bad, it means it didn't meet the specs it was ordered to. Something as minor as a faulty cert on a lot of copper used in bullet manufacture could cause the Government to reject the lot.
41 years in U.S. Government procurement and I've seen things rejected for being out of spec . . . . . by being better than spec'd range. Still out of spec so the lot was rejected. Stupid? Certainly, but still the way Government Procurement under FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) works.