House Approves Ban On Contaminated Chinese Drywall

Law360, New York (September 20, 2012, 5:09 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill banning the sale of contaminated drywall imported from China and urging Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to work with the Chinese government to help gain restitution for people who already have used the product.

The bill, which cites studies showing contaminated drywall imported from China creates a corrosive environment for fire-safety alarm devices, electrical components, gas-service piping and fire-suppression sprinkler systems installed in affected homes, would treat any contaminated drywall as a banned hazardous substance...
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