This Is Where Stinky Drywall Comes From

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has released the names of the top manufacturers of stinky, dangerous drywall, which emits high levels of hydrogen sulfide (the source of its stinkiness). According to the agency, drywall from the manufacturers, all based in China, emitted hydrogen sulfide at levels up to 100x greater than samples from non-Chinese manufacturers.

CPSC head Inez Tenenbaum said: “Homeowners who have problem drywall in their homes are suffering greatly. I appeal to these Chinese drywall companies to carefully examine their responsibilities to U.S. families who have been harmed and do what is fair and just.”

The companies on the CPSC’s list are:

  • 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

Not all Chinese drywall had hydrogen sulfide problems. The CPSC also listed a number of Chinese companies whose drywall had “no detectible emissions” of the substance. List month, the CPSC issued recommendations to homeowners who have problem drywall, which can be summed up as “Rip it out. Now.”

CPSC Identifies Manufacturers of Problem Drywall Made in China [Official release via Consumer Reports Safety]

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