Ryerson Canada and Vista Railings Systems Inc. recall Various ProBuilt Aluminum Deck Railing Posts

Starting date:
October 18, 2018
Posting date:
October 18, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Specialized Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-67924

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Vista Railings Systems, Inc.

Affected products

Various ProBuilt Aluminum Deck Railing Posts

Product description

This voluntary recall involves ProBuilt aluminum deck railing posts imported by Ryerson Canada and distributed by Vista Railings Systems. These posts are used in residential aluminum railing systems on exterior porches, decks and their stairways. The posts connect the horizontal rails in the system and are designed to be anchored to the floor of the deck or porch.

The affected ProBuilt aluminum posts can be identified the following two ways:

  • If still in their packaging the item # on the label will end with a 'Y'.
  • If the post is no longer in the original packaging the affected Posts can be identified by a 'PB' stamped on the top of the post's base plate.
The following products are included in the recall:
Description Item Codes (one for each colour)
42" End Post PB7468WT0Y PB7468BK0Y PB7468XB0Y PB7468YB0Y PB7468SW0Y
42" 90 Deg Corner Post PB7469WT0Y PB7469BK0Y PB7469XB0Y PB7469YB0Y PB7469SW0Y
42" 45 Deg Corner Post PB7494WT0Y PB7494BK0Y PB7494XB0Y PB7494YB0Y PB7494SW0Y
42" Mid Post PB7470WT0Y PB7470BK0Y PB7470XB0Y PB7470YB0Y PB7470SW0Y
42" 2.5" Blank Post PB7759WT0Y PB7759BK0Y PB7759XB0Y PB7759YB0Y PB7759SW0Y
36" End Post PB6804WT0Y PB6804BK0Y PB6804XB0Y PB6804YB0Y PB6804SW0Y
36" 90 Deg Corner Post PB6805WT0Y PB6805BK0Y PB6805XB0Y PB6805YB0Y PB6805SW0Y
36" 45 Deg Corner Post PB6809WT0Y PB6809BK0Y PB6809XB0Y PB6809YB0Y PB6809SW0Y
36" Mid Post PB6806WT0Y PB6806BK0Y PB6806XB0Y PB6806YB0Y PB6806SW0Y
36" 2.5" Blank Post PB7758WT0Y PB7758BK0Y PB7758XB0Y PB7758YB0Y PB7758SW0Y
42" Top Stair Post PB7733WT0Y PB7733BK0Y PB7733XB0Y PB7733YB0Y PB7733SW0Y
Bottom Stair Post PB7735WT0Y PB7735BK0Y PB7735XB0Y PB7735YB0Y PB7735SW0Y
36" Top Stair Post PB7737WT0Y PB7737BK0Y PB7737XB0Y PB7737YB0Y PB7737SW0Y

Hazard identified

Certain ProBuilt Aluminum Posts have an issue with the screws that affix the base plate to the post which may cause the post to separate from the base plate when forces over 334 pounds are applied horizontally to the top side of the post. As a result, the posts do not fully comply with local building code requirements and may pose a fall hazard.

As of October 11, 2018, the company has received no report of incidents or injuries in Canada or in the United States.

Number sold

Approximately 23,537 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 4,335 units were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from January 1, 2017 to June 14, 2018 in both Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Vietnam.

Companies

Distributor
Vista Railings Systems, Inc.
Maple Ridge
British Columbia
CANADA
Importer
Ryerson Canada Inc.
Richmond
British Columbia
CANADA

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What you should do

Customers should immediately contact Vista Railing Systems for either replacement screws or a set of gussets that can be applied to the post, both of which have been tested and certified as meeting building code requirements.

For more information, customers should visit the firm's website. Replacement screws or a set of gussets can also be ordered directly at post-fix.com.  Alternatively, customers may contact Vista Railing Systems toll free at 1-800-667-8247 from Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM PST.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.