CPSC Details Progress In Chinese Drywall Probe

Law360, New York (July 10, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In its first major accounting of Chinese-made drywall, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says it has received over 600 reports from consumers in 21 states complaining of unpleasant odors, metal corrosion and upper respiratory health problems associated with the imported building material.

In a status report submitted to Congress on Tuesday, the commission outlined steps it is taking to investigate the cause and potential health and safety risks of the drywall's alleged defects.

The report also identified two fires potentially caused by the Chinese drywall,...
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