A recall of composite decks made by Louisiana-Pacific was recently announced because the decks can deteriorate and break, posing a fall hazard. There have been 37 reports of the decks breaking resulting in 14 injuries, including a broken wrist, sprained ankle and minor lacerations. The recall includes deck board and railings sold under the brand names LP WeatherBest®, ABTCo. and Veranda®. The decking was sold at the Home Depot and building product dealers nationwide from January 2005 to August 2008. Affected consumers should contact LP for a free inspection at (888) 325-1184. If the decking has premature deterioration, LP will arrange for a free replacement.

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