On September 15, 2011 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) released updated remediation guidance for homes with Chinese manufactured drywall. The updated guidance calls for the replacement of all problem drywall; smoke and carbon monoxide alarms; electrical distribution components, including receptacles, switches and circuit breakers, and fusible-type fire sprinkler heads.  The guidance does not necessarily require the replacement of electrical wiring.

CPSC and HUD believe this update will enable homeowners to remediate those homes containing problem drywall at potentially lower costs than required by previous remediation guidance.The updated report can be found here.