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Recall: Aluminum Deck Railing Posts

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On 2018-10-18, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Aluminum Deck Railing Posts due to a potential Fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2017 for about $35.

About 4,000 units are involved in this railing recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Decking Materials category in 2018.

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Aluminum Deck Railing Posts
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Company Contact Information:

Phone: 800-667-8247

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What is the problem?

The posts can separate from base, posing a fall hazard.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves ProBuilt Aluminum Posts used in residential aluminum railing systems on exterior porches, decks, and stairways. The posts connect the horizontal rails in the system and are designed to be anchored to the floor of the deck or porch. Posts have a 'PB', surrounded by a square, stamped on the top of the post base plate. The item number is printed on the packaging.

Product Name Item Number (one for each color)
42" End Post PB7468WT0Y, PB7468BK0Y, PB7468XB0Y, PB7468YB0Y, PB7468SW0Y
42" 90 Deg Corner Post PB7469WT0Y, PB7469BK0Y, PB7469XB0Y, PB7469YB0Y, PB7469SW0Y
42" 45 Deg Corner Post PB7494WT0Y, PB7494BK0Y, PB7494XB0Y, PB7494YB0Y, PB7494SW0Y
42" Mid Post PB7470WT0Y, PB7470BK0Y, PB7470XB0Y, PB7470YB0Y, PB7470SW0Y
42" 2.5" Blank Post PB7759WT0Y, PB7759BK0Y, PB7759XB0Y, PB7759YB0Y, PB7759SW0Y
36" End Post PB6804WT0Y, PB6804BK0Y, PB6804XB0Y, PB6804YB0Y, PB6804SW0Y
36" 90 Deg Corner Post PB6805WT0Y, PB6805BK0Y, PB6805XB0Y, PB6805YB0Y, PB6805SW0Y
36" 45 Deg Corner Post PB6809WT0Y, PB6809BK0Y, PB6809XB0Y, PB6809YB0Y, PB6809SW0Y
36" Mid Post PB6806WT0Y, PB6806BK0Y, PB6806XB0Y, PB6806YB0Y, PB6806SW0Y
36" 2.5" Blank Post PB7758WT0Y, PB7758BK0Y, PB7758XB0Y, PB7758YB0Y, PB7758SW0Y
42" Top Stair Post PB7733WT0Y, PB7733BK0Y, PB7733XB0Y, PB7733YB0Y, PB7733SW0Y
Bottom Stair Post PB7735WT0Y, PB7735BK0Y, PB7735XB0Y, PB7735YB0Y, PB7735SW0Y
36" Top Stair Post PB7737WT0Y, PB7737BK0Y, PB7737XB0Y, PB7737YB0Y, PB7737SW0Y

These items were sold new+ at Wholesale building materials distributors and lumberyards in Ark., Ga., Ill., Mich., Minn., Mont., Ohio, S.D., Texas, Wash., and Wis. from January 2017 through June 2018 for about $35.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and contact Vista Railing Systems for free replacement screws or a set of gussets to repair the posts.

Vista Railing Systems at 800-667-8247 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT, online at www.post-fix.com or www.probuiltrailings.com and click on "Notices" for more information.

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

None reported

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+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.

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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.

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