Composite Decks Recalled by Louisiana-Pacific; Decks Can Deteriorate and Break, Posing Fall...

Composite Decks Recalled by Louisiana-Pacific; Decks Can Deteriorate and Break, Posing Fall Hazard



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WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

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Name of product: Composite Decks

Units: About 48 million linear feet (decks vary in size)

Manufacturer: Louisiana-Pacific (LP) Corp., of Nashville, Tenn.

Hazard: The recalled decking can prematurely deteriorate and unexpectedly break. Consumers can fall through broken decking and suffer serious injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: LP has received 37 reports of composite decks breaking, resulting in 14 injuries, including a broken wrist, sprained ankle, minor lacerations and bruises.

Description: The recall includes outdoor deck board and railings sold under the brand names LP WeatherBest(R), ABTCo., and Veranda(R). 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.

Sold at: The Home Depot (Veranda(R) brand) and building product dealers (LP WeatherBest(R) and ABTCo. brands) nationwide from January 2005 to August 2008 for between $1.50 and $2.25 per linear foot.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: 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.

Consumer Contact: 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.

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx.

La Comisión para la Seguridad de los Productos de Consumo de Estados Unidos está encargada de proteger al público contra riesgos irrazonables de lesión seria o muerte, causados por cientos de tipos de productos de consumo bajo la jurisdicción de la agencia. La CPSC mantiene el compromiso de proteger a los consumidores y las familias contra los productos que presenten un peligro de incendio, eléctrico, químico o mecánico. Los esfuerzos de la CPSC para garantizar la seguridad de los productos de consumo, tales como juguetes, cunas, herramientas eléctricas, encendedores de cigarrillos y productos químicos para uso doméstico, contribuyeron significativamente a la disminución en el índice de muertes y lesiones relacionadas con los productos de consumo durante los últimos 30 años.

Para reportar un producto peligroso o una lesión relacionada con un producto, llame a la línea de información de la CPSC al (800) 638-2772 o al teletipo de la CPSC al (800) 638-8270, o visite el sitio web de la CPSC en http://www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Para ser incluido en la lista de distribución de correos electrónicos de la CPSC, visite el sitio https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclistsp.aspx. Los consumidores pueden obtener este comunicado de prensa e información sobre el retiro de productos del mercado en el sitio web de CPSC: www.cpsc.gov.

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Composite Decks Recalled by Louisiana-Pacific; Decks Can Deteriorate and Break, Posing Fall Hazard