Recall: GeoDeck; Decking and Railing Materials
On 2005-08-19, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding GeoDeck; Decking and Railing Materials due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2002 for about $2.00 to $2.50.
About 10,000 units are involved in this Kadant Composites decking material 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 2005.
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What is the problem?
When the decking or railing material is exposed to hot temperatures and sunlight, it can prematurely degrade. The degraded material could break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
GeoDeck; is a composite decking product that looks similar to natural wood and is sold in three colors including: driftwood, cedar and mahogany. The decking materials were manufactured between April 2002 and October 2003. Each decking and railing component has a manufacturing date stamp (day/month/year) on the cut end, which may still be visible on uninstalled materials.
These items were sold new+ at Retail lumberyards nationwide from April 2002 through July 2005 for between about $2 and $2.50 per linear foot.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should check their GeoDeck decking materials for visible cracks on the surface and check to see if the surface can be easily scratched with a fingernail or the corner of a credit card. However, the firm is out of business and a remedy is no longer available, so consumers will need to arrange for repairs themselves.
Firm is out of business. Contact Information is no longer available.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Kadant Composites has received about 370 reports of accelerated degradation of the decking material. No injuries have been reported.
+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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