Report: Tests Show High Levels of Formaldehyde in Ark Floors

An Ark Floors lawsuit attorney can help people who purchased laminate flooring that may have been contaminated with dangerous levels of formaldehyde. People who have been injured due to contaminated flooring may be eligible for compensation with the assistance of a product liability attorney.

If laminate flooring that was purchased from Ark Floors International was installed in your home or business, contact Attorney Group today for more information. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a case we can connect you with an affiliated Ark Floors lawsuit attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.

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Contaminated Products Believed to Have Come from Chinese Mills

According to an article published in The New York Times, test results from five types of Ark Floors laminate flooring indicate formaldehyde levels “well above” emissions standards set by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Formaldehyde, often used as an adhesive in plywood and carpeting, can gradually seep into the air and has been known to cause respiratory ailments, such as asthma. The contaminated wood products were manufactured in China, and it can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint the exact location of contaminated flooring. However, ecommerce site Wayfair has confirmed that the products had been sold through before the product was removed. Other retailers may include Lowe’s and Home Depot, the website reported.

Health and environmental experts had been pushing to adopt national regulations regarding wood products, as some advocates claimed that previous regulations made it too easy for dangerous flooring materials to enter and remain on the American market. In July 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule to reduce exposure of formaldehyde vapors from certain wood products produced both in the United States and abroad.

News concerning laminate flooring purchased from Chinese mills by Ark Floors comes on the heels of a “60 Minutes” report which claimed that flooring company Lumber Liquidators had sold Chinese-made laminate flooring containing unsafe amounts of formaldehyde. According to an environmental consultant working with plaintiffs filing claims against Lumber Liquidators, the problem is believed to have originated in specific Chinese mills producing the harmful products. Regardless, Ark Floors claims that their products adhere to CARB standards and do not exceed the maximum allowed threshold of formaldehyde emissions.

How an Ark Floors Lawsuit Attorney Can Help

Makers of laminate flooring have a duty to provide a safe product. If this duty is not fulfilled, and a laminate flooring product poses a danger to people, the product maker can potentially be held liable for injuries that may result.

People who have been affected by Ark Floors laminate flooring may be entitled to compensation for damages that may have resulted from the flooring in their home or business.

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