Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | May 7, 2009

Kentucky environmental attorney Sanders says CPSC issues preliminary report on Chinese drywall asks for more time to find link between health and construction problems and defective imported Chinese drywall.

After receiving complaints from 180 consumers from 13 states and the District of Columbia related to adverse health symptoms or certain metal corrosion problems in their homes related to drywall imported from China, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) has issued a report on the Chinese imported drywall situation.  The report is all of eight pages in length, and asks far more questions than it answers.

The majority of the reports to the CPSC have come from consumers residing in Florida while others have come from consumers in Louisiana, Virginia, Wisconsin, Ohio, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri, California, Washington, Wyoming, the District of Columbia, Arizona, and Tennessee.

Consumers largely report that Chinese draywall was installed in their homes before 2007. Common complaints related to the Chinese drywall include: 

• “rotten egg”-smell within their homes coming from the imported drywall.

• health concerns such as irritated and itchy eyes and skin, difficulty in breathing, persistent cough, bloody noses, runny noses, recurrent headaches, sinus infection, and asthma attacks.

• blackened and corroded metal components in their homes and the frequent replacement of components in air conditioning units.

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