ABSTRACT

Coffee Break Training: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Alert to Fire Safety Professionals   [open pdf - 247KB]

"The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is investigating potential fire hazards that may be related to problem drywall. They need your help! While CPSC is not aware of any corroborated fire incidents to date, they are asking fire safety professionals to be on the lookout for and to report to CPSC any fires that appear to be connected to problem drywall to aid in their investigation. Corrosion (typically blackening) of air conditioning evaporator coils, electrical wiring, and other metal components is a common symptom of residences finished with problem drywall. Consumers raising concerns about drywall have typically identified a 'rotten egg' smell within their house, several health symptoms while in the home, corrosion or blackening of metal items, and failures of electronic devices and appliances. Consumers have also reported frequent failures of the evaporator coils in central air conditioning units."

Report Number:
Coffee Break Training - Hot Coffee Series No. HC-2010-1
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Date:
2010-03-31
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Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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