although Uponor and RTI advertised, and warranted their brass P PEX, or MB Pex fittings for as long as 25 years, the fittings began failing -- sometimes only months after installation.
Washington, DC (Vocus) October 25, 2010
The Construction Defect Center says, "according to court papers, plumbing fittings called P Pex & MB Pex, sold by Uponor, Inc, and its wholly-owned subsidiary Radiant Technology, Inc, are defective and fail prematurely, causing extensive water damage to homes, commercial buildings and other property." The products at issue are brass fittings inserted into crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) tubing. The group says, "although Uponor and RTI advertised, and warranted their brass P PEX, or MB Pex fittings for as long as 25 years, the fittings began failing -- sometimes only months after installation." The Construction Defect Center has already identified homeowners in New York, and California, where this has happened. When the fittings fail, water leaks can severely damage walls, floors, and other personal property. All of Uponor's fittings are identified by a P Pex or MB Pex stamped on their side. The Construction Defect Center says, "our investigation involves homes, or buildings built nationwide from 2004-2007. We are talking about 100,000's of US homes, in what could be the largest ever plumbing recall in history." If a homeowner, or plumber has had a failed brass fitting that was produced by Uponor, or RTI, they should contact the Construction Defect Center immediately at 866-714-6466 or via its web site at http://ConstructionDefectCenter.com
The Construction Defect Center says, "Uponor, or RTI's plumbing systems, and fittings called P Pex & MB Pex allegedly fail when they are exposed to water because of a chemical reaction known as dezincification, which results in reduced water flow and leaks." The Construction Defect Center says, "based on our research, the P Pex, and MB Pex brass fittings can cause enormous damage for a homeowner when they crack, or begin leaking. Further, because the problem with these brass fittings create a chemical reaction called dezincification, a homeowner may not be getting any where close to normal water pressure in their home." The Construction defect Center says, "most amazing of all, Uponor marketed their brass insert fittings as being resistant to corrosion, easier to install, and longer-lasting than copper plumbing systems. What the homeowner, or most plumbers do not realize is that by fixing just one failed P Pex, or MB Pex fitting-you have not corrected the entire problem. Based on court papers all of the fittings could fail." Homeowners, or building owners, who have incurred significant loss because of a failed Uponor, or RTI's P Pex, or MB Pex plumbing brass fitting should contact the Construction Defect Center immediately at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via its web site at http://ConstructionDefectCenter.Com
Southern District Federal Court of Texas: Case NO.07-2986
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