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Kadant Composites GeoDeck Decking and Railing Materials

Código SIAR: 20034
Categoría: Productos de Construcción y materiales
País Notificante: Estados Unidos de América
URL de la Fuente: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2005/CPSC-Kadant-Composites-Inc-Announce-Recall-of-Certain-GeoDeck-Decking-and-Railing-Materials-
Fecha de Publicación: 19 ago, 2005
País de Origen del Producto: Estados Unidos de América
Fabricante: Kadant Composites; GeoDeck
Descripción del Defecto: Kadant Composites Inc. Recall of Certain GeoDeck™ Decking and Railing Materials NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Originally issued August 19, 2005, Last Revised April 28, 2008 Release #05-247 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Firm is out of business. Remedy is no longer available. CPSC, Kadant Composites Inc. Announce Recall of Certain GeoDeck™ Decking and Railing Materials WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: GeoDeck™ Decking and Railing Materials Units: About 11,000 constructed decks Manufacturer: Kadant Composites Inc., of Bedford, Mass. Hazard: When the decking or railing material is exposed to hot temperatures and sunlight, it can prematurely degrade. The degraded material could break, posing a fall hazard to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: Kadant Composites has received about 370 reports of accelerated degradation of the decking material. No injuries have been reported. Description: GeoDeck™ is a composite decking product that looks similar to natural wood and is sold in three colors including: driftwood, cedar and mahogany. The decking materials were manufactured between April 2002 and October 2003. Each decking and railing component has a manufacturing date stamp (day/month/year) on the cut end, which may still be visible on uninstalled materials. Sold at: Retail lumberyards nationwide from April 2002 through July 2005 for between about $2 and $2.50 per linear foot. Manufactured in: United States Remedy: Consumers should check their GeoDeck™ decking materials for visible cracks on the surface and check to see if the surface can be easily scratched with a fingernail or the corner of a credit card. However, the firm is out of business and a remedy is no longer available, so consumers will need to arrange for repairs themselves. Consumer Contact: Firm is out of business. Contact Information is no longer available.