China Drywall Probe Launched Amid Safety Concerns

Law360, New York (February 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has kicked off an investigation into a slew of complaints from Florida homeowners that drywall imported from China and installed in their homes emits unpleasant odors and causes electrical problems.

The federal agency has launched a formal compliance investigation to determine any risk associated with the sulfur-based gases that are being emitted from the imported drywall in dozens of Florida homes, according to Joseph Martyak, the CPSC's chief of staff.

The CPSC is concerned about the possibility of toxicity, electrical,...
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