As of last week, the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) stated that they had received more than 500 reports from homeowners in 19 states and the District of Columbia who believe their home was constructed with defective Chinese drywall. Due to the increasing number of US homeowners affected by the defective building product, officials from China’s General Administration for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (ASIQ) office arrived in the US June 15, 2009 in order to investigate the reported problems with drywall made in their country.
According to recent reports, roughly 309 million square feet of drywall from China was imported into the United States during the housing boom from 2004 to 2007. To date, the defective drywall has been reported in Florida, Louisiana, Virginia, Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Officials from the CPSC met with ASIQ regulators earlier this month to discuss technical issues involving Chinese drywall and traveled with a CPSC investigative team in order to observe inspections and samplings conducted by the CPSC in one home in Florida and two homes in Louisiana.
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