lumber liquidators chinese made wood laminate flooring emits high levels of formaldehyde

Lumber Liquidators’ Chinese-made wood laminate flooring emits levels of formaldehyde six to seven times higher than emissions standards allow.

Lumber Liquidators’ Chinese-made wood laminate flooring emits levels of formaldehyde six to seven times higher than emissions standards allow, and the manufacturer lied about the product’s safety, plaintiffs allege. State and federal agencies are investigating.

Between 30 and 50 class actions have been filed against Delaware-based Lumber Liquidators alleging its Chinese-made wood laminate flooring emits levels of formaldehyde six to seven times higher than emissions standards allow. The known carcinogen, used in the glue that binds the wood together, can cause various respiratory issues, from shortness of breath to pneumonia. The plaintiffs allege the manufacturer—the largest seller of engineered wood in the United States—lied about the product’s safety. State and federal agencies are investigating.

A 60 Minutes segment that aired in early March revealed that only one of 31 samples of Lumber Liquidators Chinese-made wood flooring bought in Florida, New York, Texas, and Virginia stores met the standards, called CARB 2. The rest of the samples were an average of six to seven times over the emissions limit, in some cases 20 times over. In the segment, Chinese plant workers admitted that the Lumber Liquidators flooring was not CARB 2 compliant, despite labels indicating that it was.

Read more at: https://www.justice.org/news/law-reporter-and-trial-news/april-2-2015-trial-news

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