Kipp et al. v. Weyerhaeuser Company
- Date Filed
- September 1, 2017
- Docket Number
Weyerhaeuser Company is facing another proposed class action, this time filed in Pennsylvania, alleging its TJI Joists with Flak Jacket Protection emit dangerous levels of formaldehyde. The plaintiffs, whose homes are equipped with the joists and are believed to be uninhabitable as a result, claim the company has not provided them an adequate solution for the allegedly defective product. According to the complaint, Weyerhaeuser has offered to cover either the cost of painting the joists – a solution the case says has not been tested and may not prevent the release of dangerous gases – or the cost of replacing the joists, but only up to three times the amount of their original price. The suit argues that Weyerhaeuser should instead be held responsible for the entire cost of replacing the joists, plus related expenses such as relocation costs, time taken off work to address the issue, depreciation of customers’ homes, medical expenses related to the effects of formaldehyde exposure, and continued monitoring of formaldehyde levels.