Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 19, 2008
Americas Watchdog and its Homeowners Consumer Center have initiated a nationwide investigation of Zurn brass plumbing fittings. The Homeowners Consumer Center's investigation is to determine if homeowners have had Zurn plumbing fitting failures.
So what is the possible issue with Zurn plumbing fittings?
According to Americas Watchdog, the possible issue with Zurn plumbing fittings involves premature cracking or leaking of Zurn plumbing fittings. Zurn's brass fittings are used in its plastic pipe system, known as a pex system ("PEX"). The fittings have failed prematurely across the country, causing Zurn to stop selling the brass fittings in some areas. The fittings are failing because of stress corrosion cracking and/or dezincification. Zurn blames "aggressive water" even though the fittings have failed on city water and many other types of drinking water supply sources.
Zurn's fittings do not say Zurn on them; instead they say "Q" or "Q pex.
You can get more information at http://www.zurnclassaction.com about the specifics.
The Homeowners Consumer Center's investigation is very interested in hearing from homeowners or plumbers in the following states, Florida, South Carolina, Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Nevada, California and Ohio.
According to Americas Watchdog, "If a homeowner or a plumber has specific information about a Zurn brass plumbing part, or Zurn brass fitting failure, they should contact the Homeowners Consumer immediately at 866-714-6466." The Homeowners Consumer Center's web site is located at http://HomeownersConsumerCenter.com.
The group believes Zurn brass plumbing fittings were used across the U.S.
Plumbers who have made repairs to properties with Zurn brass fittings should contact the Homeowners Consumer Center. Individual homeowners who may have the Zurn bass fittings in their home should contact the Homeowners Consumer Center immediately. Homeowners or plumbers can contact the Homeowners Consumer Center anytime at 866-714-6466. The Homeowners Consumer Center's web site is located at http://HomeownersConsumerCenter.com
Americas Watchdog and its Homeowners Consumer Center are all about consumer protection and corporate responsibility.