The head football coach of the New Orleans Saints has filed a lawsuit against a Chinese drywall manufacturer claiming that his Mandeville home contains defective drywall that has caused significant damage to items within his home. The Peyton’s attorney said in a statement that “[they] have confirmed that his home has Chinese drywall and it needs to be rehabbed and fixed.”
In an interview with CNN, Payton said about the possibly tainted drywall from China,
"We’ve had 5 computer failures, we’re on our 4th hard drive right now. We had 13 air conditioner service calls and three different coil failures. We’re on our third microwave oven panel, we’ve had to install a second set of phone lines, and a second alarm system."
Homeowners in at least 21 states have filed complaints alleging that Chinese drywall used in their homes has caused damage to wiring and electrical components in their homes. Many have also alleged a plethora of health problems allegedly have been induced by the presence of Chinese drywall in their homes.
EPA tests have found the presence of sulfur and two organic compounds associated with acrylic paint in Chinese drywall. These elements are not found in American-made drywall. More tests are needed to determine the exact cause of problems associated with Chinese drywall.