(PRWEB) March 04, 2013
The Homeowners Consumer Center is urging all potential home buyers of a new home or condominium unit in any US state to insist the homebuilder put in writing and certify all of the drywall used in the home or condominium was made in the USA, as opposed to China. The reason the group is so concerned about new homes or condominiums is most new home buyers have never heard about toxic Chinese drywall, and or the tens of thousands of impacted homeowners in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, or Virginia. Unfortunately, nor have these home buyers throughout the nation heard about the realities of toxic Chinese drywall, and health issues with the homeowners, and/or a wide assortment of other issues with homes that contain this toxic building product from copper air conditioning coils that turn black, and then fail, to electrical issues with these homes, all caused because the toxic Chinese drywall emits toxic gases. The Homeowners Consumer Center says, "We are huge believers in the idea if you don't learn from history you are bound to repeat it, and when it comes to drywall made in China we fear homebuilders, or building supply stores might be stupid enough to use it again. As a result of these fears we are now saying if you are a new home or condominium buyer in California, Virginia, Florida, Texas, or any other state, demand your homebuilder put in writing the drywall used in the construction was made in the USA. Better safe than sorry."
So why the new concern from the Homeowners Consumer Center about US home buyers getting a letter from their homebuilder certifying all drywall in the new home, condominium, or town home contains only US made drywall from reputable US drywall makers? According to the Homeowners Consumer Center, "On January 22, 2013 CNN Money said, quote, lawmakers finally passed a piece of legislation aimed at tainted drywall. There's just one problem: the bill does little to prevent the problem from continuing to spread, nor keep it from happening again. And it doesn't call for standards ensuring that future drywall – imported or domestically produced – does not release similarly problematic levels of sulfur gases. It also doesn't mandate disclosure of Chinese drywall when an affected home is sold – leaving a whole new generation of buyers currently at risk. What's more, after lobbying pressure from industry, the watered-down legislation hands off virtually all responsibility for developing a handful of new rules to drywall manufacturers themselves, rather than government." The Homeowners Consumer Center adds, "Welcome to our new nightmare, the US Homebuilding, and US Drywall Industry gets to self regulate itself on drywall safety? Because new homes are built with slim margins we now fear some US homebuilders might be stupid enough to start using Chinese made drywall again." http://HomeownersConsumerCenter.Com
The Homeowners Consumer Center is one of the best branded advocates for US homeowners stuck with toxic Chinese drywall, and the group fears if you do not learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it. They worry without informed consumers US homebuilders may revert back to business as usual, that may include Chinese made drywall. The Homeowners Consumer Center says, "We are certain in about ten years cable TV stations will be running law firm advertisements about-quote Did you live in a toxic Chinese drywall home between 2001, and 2013, and do you have dead family members, who lived in one of these homes too? Demand a certificate from your homebuilder that your newly build home only contains US made drywall."
(United States District Court-Eastern District of Louisiana MDL Case #2047)