CPSC and HUD Issue Updated Remediation Protocol for Homes with Problem Drywall

First published: March 18, 2011 in Product Recalls

Last Updated: March 18, 2011 8:00 am Tough to read? Print this! Tough to read? Print this! Email This Email This
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are issuing an updated remediation protocol for homes with problem drywall. A study conducted on behalf of CPSC by Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico, finds no evidence of a safety hazard to home electrical systems. Sandia simulated long-term exposure of wiring and other electrical components to hydrogen sulfide gas, which is associated with problem drywall.