Chinese Drywall Update: Tenebaum Brings Little Relief To US After Trip to China
A recent report in the Wall Street Journal details the ongoing frustrations of US homeowners who have been affected by the defective Chinese drywall epidemic. Homeowners were hopeful that Inez Tenebaum, Chair of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, would bring relief back to the US after a recent visit to China.
Prior to the trip, Tenenbaum said she would speak to Chinese officials in an effort to gauge their willingness to help pay for the estimated $15-$25 billion dollars in damages. Though US homeowners were hopeful prior to the meeting, Tenebaum’s response to questions at a press conference in Beijing on Monday were not as hopeful, stating that she will only ask the suppliers of Chinese drywall to “do what is fair and just.”