Posts Tagged ‘CPSC’

Chinese drywall complaints in 24 states

August 13, 2009

“The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has received about new 270 reports of defective Chinese drywall problems, bringing the total number of reports to at least 877 homes from 24 different states across the country.

The CPSC recently issued an August 2009 update to congressional lawmakers on the status of their investigation into the problems with defective Chinese drywall, which has been blamed for causing foul sulfuric odors, corroding wiring and electrical appliances, and various health complaints.”


EPA entering Chinese drywall fray

May 5, 2009

Everybody is getting into the action:

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is taking the lead on federal efforts, Jackson said, working with a group of federal and state agencies including the EPA, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and the Florida Department of Health. The CPSC has been working on the drywall issue since last December by conducting meetings with wallboard manufacturers, tracking the drywall import stream and consulting with the U.S. Geological Survey on gypsum geology in China. The CPSC also is working with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health on deconstruction safety and the development of further study plans.

The EPA’s environmental response team in Edison, N.J., is now analyzing samples of defective drywall found in Florida homes and comparing it to product samples of domestically manufactured drywall, Jackson said. Results of those studies should be available within the next couple weeks.”