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Thursday, April 10, 2008

handicapped van has formaldehyde problems

My whole family has had illnesses from formaldehyde from a handicapped van that was title washed in MS and sneaked into Florida and sold to us unknowingly with levels testing as 1.9 ppm's now after 2 years already. Go to WWW.MYFOXTAMAPBAY.COM and in search type in SICK VAN and read the article the local media was in the hearing with us the whole time taping for us. GO TO : WWW.CONSUMERAFFAIRS.ORG which is a magazine with articles and updates to the story that they published about our van too. In search type in KATRINA LEGACY

You will be shocked to see the video for sure.

Please help us get this to Congress and legislators so that formaldehyde will be banned for life in trailer and vehicles, too.

I have lung problems on top of all minor reactions. I have acquired chemical asthma and vocal cord dysfunction and paralysis to my cords from chemical smells of all types. I am highly reactive now to it all. I also have skin cancer and cut out three times in the same spot and still keeps coming back. They can seem to control it.

My mom had it in her head, hands, leg, back. The leg took 1 1/1 yrs to heal. When it healed it is dark brown 4 inch scar now.

My husband also had skin cancer in his elbow ....this it to coincidental to have 4 members who rode in this van to all come down at the same time with cancer of some type.

I can tell you that FORD does not care about taking it back into their possession and the FORD lawyer refused to enter the vehicle too.

As for the title washing : Ford sold it to Companion Van, Inc in MS who then customized it and sold it back to another Ford Dealership, but the only title that was ever issued was the one to us after I got stopped by the military police entering a military post with stolen plates on it. MY plates were to be transferred and they never did the paperwork but transferred physically the plates. I sat in custody for several hrs while they investigated the problem. How embarrassingly is that when an Non commission officer which was me SFC e-7 trying to enter a military base with stolen plates on the vehicle. I am retired military and should know better I was told.

Joanna H Rydzewski


PS Also the vehicle was flooded and dried out and sneaked into Fl where we bought it ....I found this thru extensive research on my own.