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Manufacturers of Tainted Chinese Drywall Identified

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has released the names of 10 problem drywall manufacturers in an effort to put pressure on the companies that sold tainted drywall to U.S. builders.

Of the samples tested, the top ten reactive sulfur-emitting drywall samples were all produced in China. Some of the Chinese drywall had emission rates of hydrogen sulfide 100 times greater than non-Chinese drywall samples, the CPSC said in a News Release.

The full list of 10 problem drywall manufacturer’s is below, courtesy of CPSC:

  • Knauf Plasterboard (Tianjin) Co. Ltd.: (year of manufacture 2005) China
  • Taian Taishan Plasterboard Co. Ltd.: (2006) China
  • Shandong Taihe Dongxin Co.: (2005) China
  • Knauf Plasterboard (Tianjin) Co. Ltd.: (2006) China
  • Taian Taishan Plasterboard Co. Ltd.: (2006) China
  • Taian Taishan Plasterboard Co. Ltd.: (2006) China
  • Shandong Chenxiang GBM Co. Ltd. (C&K Gypsum Board): (2006) China
  • Beijing New Building Materials (BNBM): (2009) China
  • Taian Taishan Plasterboard Co. Ltd.: (2009) China
  • Shandong Taihe Dongxin Co.: (2009) China

More information can be found here.

Federal investigators have received some 3,300 complaints from across the U.S. from homeowners who say toxic Chinese drywall imported between 2004 and 2007 releases sulfuric odors, causes health problems, and corrodes wiring and appliances. These people have reported an array of maladies including “respiratory problems, nosebleeds, irritated eyes, and headaches”; in addition to the noxious smell of rotten eggs that permeates the home.