Recall: Aluminum Deck Railing Posts
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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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.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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