Now, It's LP Decks.....


U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2009
Release #09-217 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 325-1184
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

**Composite Decks Recalled by Louisiana-Pacific; Decks Can Deteriorate and Break, Posing Fall Hazard **

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. **Name of Product: **Composite Decks
**Units: **About 48 million linear feet (decks vary in size)
**Manufacturer: **Louisiana-Pacific (LP) Corp., of Nashville, Tenn.
**Hazard: **The recalled decking can prematurely deteriorate and unexpectedly break. Consumers can fall through broken decking and suffer serious injuries.
**Incidents/Injuries: **LP has received 37 reports of composite decks breaking, resulting in 14 injuries, including a broken wrist, sprained ankle, minor lacerations and bruises.
**Description: **The recall includes outdoor deck board and railings sold under the brand names LP WeatherBest®, ABTCo., and Veranda®. They are composite products that look similar to natural wood and were sold in various colors including Tuscan Walnut/Chestnut, Driftwood Grey/Greystone, Pacific Cedar and Western Redwood. Veranda decking products were manufactured by multiple firms; only products manufactured by LP are included in this recall.
**Sold at: **The Home Depot (Veranda® brand) and building product dealers (LP WeatherBest® and ABTCo. brands) nationwide from January 2005 to August 2008 for between $1.50 and $2.25 per linear foot.
**Manufactured in: **United States
**Remedy: **Consumers with the recalled decking should immediately contact LP for a free inspection. If the decking is affected by premature deterioration, LP will arrange for a free replacement.
**Consumer Contact: **For additional information, contact LP toll-free at (888) 325-1184 between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at

From the website listed:

Products Subject to Recall
WeatherBest® decking and railing, sold nationwide at building products dealers after January 1, 2005

Veranda and ABTCo decking and railing, sold at The Home Depot after January 1, 2005 in the western U.S. - AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY, and TX (El Paso markets)

Weatherbest and Veranda products produced after November 2007 by the new owner are not included in the advisory.

Are they the same ones that have or will have class action suit against them in regards to mold?

Had a company call me about fixing same…told them I would get back with them…stopped by a friends house to give them a price on an apartment garage and low and behold…she has mold all over her deck.