A products liability case we blogged about involving defective Chinese drywall has led to the creation of a Drywall Information Center to aid consumers who have questions about the homes they live in. Is your home one of the homes using Chinese drywall, a defective product that can lead to property damage and personal injury?
Our firm’s personal injury attorneys in San Diego know one of the most important things about products liability is communication. A company must inform consumers one of their products can be hazardous. A consumer must inform a company if a product they buy is potentially hazardous.
The Chinese drywall was used in homes in 2006 and 2007 after the hurricane seasons of 2004 and 2005. The drywall used in over 100,000 homes emits sulfur gas making people sick and eating away at electrical fixtures and wiring that can cause fires and explosions leading to personal injury or wrongful death.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has started a new Drywall Information Center to help homeowners keep track of investigations into drywall made in China. Information is also available from the website as well as ways to file a report with the CPSC.
Even though thousands of homeowners may be without a safe place to live, there is information and resources available to help find out whom to go to if questions arise.
Our firm’s personal injury lawyers in San Diego know information is vital when defective products can lead to personal injury requiring medical treatment. Knowing where to go with questions is important to prevent those tragedies from happening.
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