Recall: Composite Decks
On 2009-05-13, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Composite Decks due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2005 for about $1.50 to $2.25.
About 5 million units are involved in this Louisiana-Pacific composite deck recall. Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported. 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 2009.
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What is the problem?
The recalled decking can prematurely deteriorate and unexpectedly break. Consumers can fall through broken decking and suffer serious injuries.
Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recall includes outdoor deck board and railings sold under the brand names LP WeatherBest, ABTCo., and Veranda. They are composite products that look similar to natural wood and were sold in various colors including Tuscan Walnut/Chestnut, Driftwood Grey/Greystone, Pacific Cedar and Western Redwood. Veranda decking products were manufactured by multiple firms; only products manufactured by LP are included in this recall.
These items were sold new+ at The Home Depot (Veranda brand) and building product dealers (LP WeatherBest and ABTCo. brands) nationwide from January 2005 to August 2008 for between $1.50 and $2.25 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 with the recalled decking should immediately contact LP for a free inspection. If the decking is affected by premature deterioration, LP will arrange for a free replacement.
For additional information, contact LP toll-free at (888) 325-1184 between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.deckingnotice.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
LP has received 37 reports of composite decks breaking, resulting in 14 injuries, including a broken wrist, sprained ankle, minor lacerations and bruises.
+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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