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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Formaldehyde in 2004 Jayco?

On Jan 18, 2008 7:21 AM, Marsh, Robert wrote:

Our 2004 Jayco 29 BH trailer makes you sick and burns your eyes every time you go into the unit. We have gotten into the habit of leaving the door open and let the unit air out before we use the unit.

Could this be formaldehyde? Is this dangerous to my family to use the unit? This unit is not our primary residence.

Best Regards,

Robert Marsh
2303 moonstone drive
Killeen Texas 76549

Dear Robert: That sounds like classic formaldehyde problems. I would suggest getting a test kit to see. FEMA just announced that it is buying back the toxic trailers used for emergency housing and then sold at auction, too. The testing done by EPA, Sierra Club and trial lawyers has shown high levels of formaldehyde in nearly all of the trailers. Jayco is among the brands tested that has had excessive levels of formaldehyde.


(Note this trailer was manufactured prior to Hurricane Katrina...this problem is not just with trailers manufactured after Katrina for FEMA but epidemic in an industry that evidently has chosen to use cheap Chinese plywood and particle board in their trailers with no regard for the people poisoned by these products.)