Consumer Product Liability

Weyerhaeuser Claim – Flak Jacket Floor Joist

Thousands of new homes built since December 2016 may be uninhabitable due to excessive levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. 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.

Weyerhaeuser Company recently announced that their TJI Joists® manufactured after December 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 currently under construction. The Flak Jacket coating contains a formaldehyde-based resin that is emitting formaldehyde and potentially rendering the 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 Flak Jacket problem, look for the distinctive green coating with the “Flak Jacket” label on the joists in the ceiling of your basement. The production date will also be present on the Flak Jacket coating. If the date on the joists is 12/01/2016 to 07/18/2017, your home has the defective Weyerhaeuser floor joist issue.

Weyerhaeuser Flak Jacket Problem - Burg Simpson

Burg Simpson represents homeowners for claims against Weyerhaeuser, the home builders, and other responsible parties for damages caused by the presence of the defective joists in their homes. Burg Simpson is working with its engineers and certified industrial hygienists to determine the appropriate repairs and seeking all necessary damages for their homeowner clients.

Burg Simpson is also investigating claims of workers injured due to exposure to excessive levels of formaldehyde during construction of the homes with the affected joists causing formaldehyde sickness.

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