Product liability attorneys note a March 1, 2015 60 Minutes segment linking Lumber Liquidators formaldehyde flooring to possible health and safety violations after flooring purchased from the company was reportedly found to have levels of formaldehyde, a cancer causing agent, up to 20 times higher than California emission standards. Affected consumers are seeking compensation for removal and replacement of affected flooring, in addition to other damages.
If you have purchased laminate flooring from Lumber Liquidators and would like to learn more about your options, contact Attorney Group today for more information. We offer free, no-obligation consultations and, if you have a case, can connect you with an affiliated Lumber Liquidators lawsuit attorney who can assist you with your claim.
Chinese-made Laminate Flooring
Raises Health and Safety Concerns
Although Lumber Liquidators is a U.S. company, the formaldehyde flooring at issue in the 60 Minutes report was manufactured in China and shipped to the U.S. for retail distribution. According to 60 Minutes:
“While laminate flooring from Home Depot and Lowe’s had acceptable levels of formaldehyde, as did Lumber Liquidators American-made laminates, every single sample of Chinese-made laminate flooring from Lumber Liquidators failed to meet California formaldehyde emissions standards. Many by a large margin.”
According to the National Institute of Health, formaldehyde is a known carcinogen, or cancer-causing agent. Used in the manufacture of pressed wood, glue and certain preservatives, the chemical has a distinctive odor that can leak in a gaseous form from products in which it is used.
In its liquid form, formaldehyde is commonly used as embalming fluid. For flooring in which it is used, formaldehyde is also reportedly capable of producing acute health effects in children and pets that tend to be closer to floor level.
Lumber Liquidators Flooring Lawsuits Allege Safety Violations
As a result of the sale of Lumber Liquidators Chinese laminates that may exceed formaldehyde standards, affected consumers are alleging in lawsuits that the company violated safety standards and are liable for damages connected to the sale of the flooring in question. They also allege damages related to the sale of a product containing unsafe levels of a known carcinogen, and for costs related to the testing, removal and replacement of the Lumber Liquidators formaldehyde flooring.
The filing of lawsuits by others does not prevent an affected consumer from pursing his or her own claim for damages. Persons who have purchased laminate flooring from Lumber Liquidators are encouraged to seek legal counsel to determine their rights and whether they might be eligible to file their own Lumber Liquidator flooring lawsuit.
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If you have questions about the Lumber Liquidators flooring lawsuits, or if you purchased Lumber Liquidators laminate flooring and would like more information on your options, contact Attorney Group today. We can help answer your questions, and if you have a case we can connect you with an affiliated Lumber Liquidators lawsuit attorney who can assist you through the legal process. There is no cost or obligation for a consultation, so contact Attorney Group today.