Investigations have found that Lumber Liquidators’ Laminate Flooring products contain dangerous levels of formaldehyde. The investigations examined 150 boxes of the bamboo flooring and in all tests, the flooring failed to meet formaldehyde emission standards set by California state law. In fact, some of the flooring tested nearly twenty times over the allowable formaldehyde level. This made the flooring illegal to sell in California, yet soon after the findings were published, Lumber Liquidators put the flooring on clearance.
The high levels of formaldehyde have led to diminished property value and excessive costs associated with repairing or replacing the flooring. Because of this, lawyers are investigating the legal rights of consumers who purchased several different types of laminate flooring from Lumber Liquidators.
These defects have caused plaintiffs and other consumers to incur excessive expenses and other damages due to the faulty product. Even though the product has been proven to be defective, Lumber Liquidators has defended its quality, questioned the methodology used by investigators and reassured consumers that it complies with formaldehyde standards.
Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen and can be dangerous in high levels.
Lumber Liquidator Lawsuits
Simmons Hanly Conroy is currently investigating claims that Lumber Liquidators laminate flooring has become defective due to high levels of formaldehyde. In addition, the company may have falsely marketed the flooring to consumers.
If you or someone you know installed laminate flooring manufactured by Lumber Liquidators, click here to learn more about filing a lumber liquidator lawsuit.