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Vista Railing Systems recalls ProBuilt aluminum posts

The posts can separate from base, posing a fall hazard

Photo source: CPSC
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 item number is printed on the packaging.

Product Name      

Item Number (one for each color)

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

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.

Consumers may contact Vista Railing Systems at (800) 667-8247 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (PT), or online at or and click on “Notices” for more information.

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