July 17, 2002Royal Outdoor Products Has Recalled
Colonial Vinyl Deck Post Kits
Ontario, Canada (SafetyAlerts)
- Royal Outdoor Products has recalled about 1,250 colonial vinyl post
kits. Cracks can develop near the base of the posts. This can allow the
railing to collapse, potentially injuring people on the deck.
CPSC and Royal Outdoor Products have received seven reports of the posts
cracking and one report in which the post failed. Royal Outdoor Products is
not aware of any injuries associated with the posts cracking or failing.
The recalled Royal Colonial Vinyl Deck Post Kit is intended for use with the
Royal pre-built vinyl deck rail system. The 4-inch square post has a "lathe
turned" design in the middle. A label with the words "Royal Outdoor
Products" and "R008-45-136" is affixed to the bottom of each post. Each kit
contains one post. The posts were made in Canada.
Home Depot stores in the mid-Atlantic region sold these deck post kits from
February 2002 through April 2002 for about $30.
Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact Royal
Outdoor Products to receive a free reinforcement kit. For more information,
consumers can reach Royal Outdoor Products at (877) 467- 6925 between 9 a.m.
and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m.
and 6 p.m. Sunday ET or visit the firm's web site at www.royaloutdoor.com.