Vista Railing Systems of Canada is recalling about 28,000 ProBuilt aluminum deck railing posts sold in the U.S. and Canada.
The posts can separate from their base, posing a fall hazard.
No incidents or injuries are reported.
This recall involves ProBuilt aluminum posts used in residential aluminum railing systems on exterior porches, decks, and stairways.
The posts connect the horizontal rails in the system and are designed to be anchored to the floor of the deck or porch. Posts have a ‘PB’, surrounded by a square, stamped on the top of the post base plate.
The posts, manufactured in Vietnam, were sold at Wholesale building materials distributors and lumberyards in Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin from January 2017, through June 2018, for about $35.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and contact Vista Railing Systems for free replacement screws or a set of gussets to repair the posts.
A Washington, D.C., reporter for more than 30 years, Jim Limbach covers the federal agencies for ConsumerAffairs. Previously, he was a reporter and news anchor for Associated Press Broadcast Services, where he covered business and consumer news as well as space shots and other major spot news events.