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CPSC Takes Chinese Drywall Investigation to Source

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According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s latest Chinese drywall updates the agency will be taking the investigation of tainted Chinese drywall overseas. The August update confirms that the CPSC has received approval from the Chinese government to embark on an investigative visit beginning on August 17.

Over 200 reports of possible Chinese drywall were submitted to the CPSC in the month of July alone, bringing the total number complaints reported to the agency to over 800.

Last month the CPSC also received reports from two additional states, Pennsylvania and South Carolina, raising the total to 23 states and the District of Columbia.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is investigating reports that radioactive phosphogypsum was used in some drywall. It expects those analyses will be completed later this month.

Some types of Chinese drywall emit a foul “rotten egg” smell and have allegedly caused corrosion to metal objects in homes containing the allegedly defective products. Some estimate that as many as 100,000 homes may contain the product.

If you suspect that your home may contain Chinese Drywall you should an experienced attorney to evaluate your legal rights.