Decking Sold Through Home Depot and Other Sources Can Crack, Posing Fall and Injury Hazards

Consumers can fall through broken decking and suffer serious injuries

Decking Sold Through Home Depot and Other Sources Can Crack, Posing Fall and Injury Hazards
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November 22, 2017

Plycem is recalling Allura decking and fascia sold through Kelseyville Lumber and Trademark Exteriors as stock items, and at Home Depot as a special order item from February 2014 through June 2017.

The recalled decking can deteriorate and crack, causing the deck surfacing to break. Consumers can fall through broken decking and suffer serious injuries.

Approximately 37,500 decking boards are affected by this recall.

Recall Details

The recall involves Allura fiber cement decking and fascia. The recalled decking was sold in 12-foot lengths and is 6 inches wide and one inch thick, and came in two styles: a hidden fastener application and a direct screw application.

The recalled Allura fiber cement fascia, which was for vertical applications only, was sold in 12-foot lengths, is 8- and 12-inches wide and 7/16 inches thick. The decking and fascia were both sold in a natural wood color with a wood grain texture. There are no labels or other identifying marks on the decking materials.

Incidents and Injuries

Plycem says that it has received three reports of the recalled decking cracking, resulting in one report of a leg injury to an adult male whose leg went through the cracked decking.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should immediately stop using decks with the recalled decking materials and contact Plycem to schedule a free repair. Plycem is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Consumers with additional questions or concerns about this recall can contact Plycem at (844) 452-6787.