The Consumer Product Safety Commission is stating that it needs more studies regarding imported Chinese drywall. During the U.S. home construction boom between 2004 and 2008, more than 500 million pounds of Chinese drywall was imported to the United States. Much of that drywall found its way in to new homes, especially in Florida and the areas hit by Hurricane Katrina, but also in California and surrounding states.
Homeowners who purchased homes where the alleged faulty drywall exists have complained of construction defects, including but not limited to corrosion, metal component failures, damage to appliances, discoloring of personal possessions, and smells foul enough to make occupants physically ill. Some homeowners are also being dropped by insurance companies and seeing their home’s value plummet. Many have been driven completely from their homes.
While a connection was not made between these housing defects and the Chinese-made drywall in the federal studies, homeowners are optimistic that further studies will indeed link the product with the construction defects and provide a swift legal avenue for recovery.
The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker is keeping an eye on this story and investigating the Chinese-made drywall. If you or a loved one has been affected by faulty Chinese drywall, contact our offices at (800) 333-0000 or send us an email using the contact form to the right to schedule a free, confidential consultation. Our firm has handled many claims of faulty products successfully, including Ford/Firestone tires, pharmaceutical drugs, and silicone breast implants.