* From 2006 part of INRIM – Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica, same address.
It is shown that the evidence asserted in the Comment [arXiv:1205.6418] on the chemical composition data published by Carpinteri et al. [Strain 47 (Suppl. 2), 282 (2011)]-that the data "cannot be the result of independent measurements as claimed by the authors" -may be not necessarily true. A simpler fact could explain the identical assay values found for some of the chemical components, without this implying the asserted impossible correlations. The simpler reason does not invalidate the published numerical data, being related only to incorrect notation. On the other hand, it is out the scope of the present comment implying any evaluation about the physical validity of the data or about the conclusions drawn in the original paper.