Plaintiffs in California and other states participating in the Lumber Liquidators laminate flooring class action lawsuit requested that the California federal court stop the company from representing that its air testing kits accurately measure the amount of formaldehyde emanating from its laminate flooring products. A report by “60 Minutes” exposed the excessive formaldehyde content in certain composite wood products produced by Lumber Liquidators.
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60 Minutes Report Shows Excessive Formaldehyde Levels
In addition to being a potential cause of cancer, formaldehyde may cause nausea, dizziness, coughing, headaches and respiratory irritation as well as toxicity in the immune, reproductive and nervous systems. As that all but one sample exceeded the formaldehyde limits of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and one product in particular contained more than seven times the CARB limit.
Plaintiffs Allege False Negatives From Testing Kits
Plaintiffs in California and other states claim do-it-yourself air testing kits, reportedly provided by Lumber Liquidators, are inaccurate. An industrial hygienist reported that testing the air requires obtaining samples in a strategy unique to the home’s layout, ventilation, structure, and climate, as well as the time of year, the barometric pressure when the samples are taken, the residents and their personal habits, and other factors.
Plaintiffs also allege that instructions are written to produce false negatives and lower readings, and that the company sent out the testing kits in cooler spring and winter months, when test results are likely to be lower. According to lawsuits, the false tests may cause some people to believe that their floors are safe, and that they do not need to undergo effective measures to reduce the potential health risks posed by the floors.
Affected Consumers May be Entitled to Damages
Affected consumers are alleging in lawsuits that Lumber Liquidators 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.
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Contact Attorney Group for California if you purchased laminate flooring from Lumber Liquidators and would like to learn more about your options. We offer free, no-obligation consultations, and if you have a case, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney. The time to pursue a claim is limited, so contact us today.