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CPSC Changes Remediation Protocol
March 18th, 2011 12:36 PM

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has made a substantial change to the recommended remediation protocol for homes with problem Chinese Drywall. The new protocol is no longer recommending removal of all electrical wiring.

"With these changes, the remediation guidance for homes with problem drywall calls for the replacement of all

(1) possible problem drywall;

(2) fire safety alarm devices (including smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms);

(3) electrical distribution components (including receptacles, switches, and circuit

breakers, but not necessarily electrical wiring); and

(4) gas service piping and fire suppression sprinkler"

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Executive Summary of Identification Guidance and Remediation Guidance

for Homes with Corrosion from Problem Drywall as of March 18, 20111


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