August 9, 2017 (Denver, CO) – Thousands of new homes may be uninhabitable due to excessive levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, found in the joists of finished and unfinished basements. Homeowners and construction workers have reported feeling ill, with burning eyes and respiratory issues, after exposure to hazardous levels of formaldehyde present in these new homes.
Just last month, Weyerhaeuser Co. announced that their TJI Joists®, manufactured after Dec. 1, 2016, with “Flak Jacket”®, a fire protective coating, are off-gassing formaldehyde. The defective Weyerhaeuser floor joists are present in the ceilings of unfinished and finished basements in new homes and homes still under construction. The emission of this formaldehyde-based resin may render these homes uninhabitable. Weyerhaeuser has recommended that “homeowners in affected homes refrain from using their basements” and that some homeowners “temporarily vacate their homes.”
To determine whether your new home contains the defective Weyerhaeuser joists, examine the joists in the ceiling of your basement looking for the “Flak Jacket” label. The production date will be clearly visible on the Flak Jacket coating. If they are present and the manufacture date on the joists is after 12/01/2016, your home has the defective Weyerhaeuser joists.
To find out if you’re entitled to compensation from formaldehyde in your home, call the law offices of Burg Simpson today. For 40 years, Burg Simpson has been fighting for the rights of homeowners, earning more than $1 billion in compensation for our clients. Call Burg Simpson at 303-790-2525 or visit Burg Simpson online at www.burgsimpson.com today.
Burg Simpson shareholder Mari K. Perczak spoke with Rick Sallinger from KCNC-TV about the issue. View the video below.
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