A man plunged through decking less than 4 years old. That decking is now under recall

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 05:29:38 AM. Plycem recalled 37,500 Allura fiber cement decking and fiber cement fascia boards because they can crack, posing a danger to people walking on it.

After finding out people can fall through floors made of their decking, Plycem recalled 37,500 deck boards that could be bought at The Home Depot stores.

Th problem with Plycem’s Allura fiber cement decking and fiber cement fascia, as stated in the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall notice: “The recalled decking can deteriorate and crack, causing the deck surfacing to break. Consumers can fall through broken decking and suffer serious injuries.”

And among the three reports Plycem received about the decking cracking was “one report of a leg injury to an adult male whose leg went through the cracked decking.”

From February 2014 through this past June, California’s Kelseyville Lumber and Ohio’s Trademark Exteriors carried the boards in stock, and Home Depot stores nationwide would special-order them.

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The decking boards were 12 feet by 6 inches, 1 inch thick, and came with a hidden fastener application and a direct screw application. The fascia, to be used with vertical applications, were 12 feet long, 8 to 12 inches wide and seven-16ths of an inch thick.

Customers should contact Plycem for a repair, either by calling 844-452-6787 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday, or by filling out a registration form on the Allura website.

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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