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July 17, 2002

Royal Outdoor Products Has Recalled Colonial Vinyl Deck Post Kits

Woodbridge, 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

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