Chinese Drywall Bill Passed By Congress Affects Florida Homes

  • By Air Care Wizard
  • Posted June 25, 2013
Chinese drywall with mold problems

Congress passed HR 4212, the  Drywall Safety Act of 2012. It is expected to by signed by the President.

It is a bill aimed at regulating the importation of high sulfur drywall from any country. High sulfur drywall was imported from China and caused corrosion of HVAC coils, copper pipes and wiring in homes in the US and the Florida panhandle.

HR 4212 directs the Secretary of Commerce to contact the Chinese government and industry in China and to inform them that any drywall shipped or imported to the United States must be in compliance with the labeling and sulfur content spelled out in ASTM C1264-11.

Also "Remediation Guidance for Homes with Corrosion from Problem Drywall” is tasked with preventing the reuse of any problem drywall in other structures.  This Act directs the proper disposal of imported high sulfur drywall and gives the Consumer Product Safety Commission direction to revise the rules for the disposal of high sulfur drywall found in homes.

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