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Lumber Liquidators Toxic Laminate Flooring

Lumber Liquidators Toxic Laminate Flooring

Our Buffalo Consumer Protection Lawyers Can Help You Seek Fair Compensation

The Buffalo consumer protection attorneys at Faraci Lange, LLP are investigating potential claims on behalf of consumers who purchased certain Chinese-made Lumber Liquidators toxic laminate flooring, found to produce excessive formaldehyde emissions.

From 2013 – 2014, three laboratories tested formaldehyde emissions from laminate flooring sold at national retail stores. Lumber Liquidators laminate flooring emitted the highest levels of formaldehyde gas in violation of the California Air Resource Board (CARB) standards, as well as Toxic Substances and Control Act standards. In 2014 and 2015, 60 Minutes conducted its own investigation by testing 31 boxes of various Chinese-made flooring products from a number of Lumber Liquidators stores throughout the country. The results of the testing revealed that all but one box violated CARB standards.

Despite the excess formaldehyde emanating from the Chinese-made laminate flooring, Lumber Liquidators sold its flooring nationwide as compliant with CARB standards. It represented on its product labels and its website that its products comply with strict CARB formaldehyde standards. Consumers relied on this promise when they purchased Lumber Liquidators' laminate flooring and installed it in their homes.

If you purchased or were affected by Lumbar Liquidators’ toxic laminate flooring products, contact our attorneys for a free consultation regarding your potential right to compensation: (888) 997-4110.

The Dangers of Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde is classified as a known human carcinogen by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Medical studies have revealed an association between nasopharyngeal cancer and myeloid leukemia and long-term formaldehyde exposure. According to the Center for Disease Controls' Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Toxicological Profile on formaldehyde, the most common symptom experienced by individuals who are exposed to elevated levels of formaldehyde is irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat. One large study of individuals with asthma found that they may be more sensitive to inhalation of formaldehyde. A small number of studies have also looked at the health effects of formaldehyde in children. According to ATSDR, "It is very likely that breathing formaldehyde will result in nose and eye irritation (burning feeling, itchy, tearing, and sore throat)."

If you purchased any of the following laminate flooring from Lumber Liquidators, you may have been affected:

  • 8 mm Bristol County Cherry Laminate Flooring
  • 8 mm Dream Home Nirvana French Oak Laminate Flooring
  • 12 mm Dream Home Kensington Manor Antique Bamboo Laminate Flooring
  • 12 mm Dream Home St. James Oceanside Plank Bamboo Laminate Flooring
  • 12 mm Dream Home Kensington Manor Warm Springs Chestnut Laminate Flooring
  • 15 mm Dream Home St. James Sky Lakes Pine Laminate Flooring
  • 12 mm Dream Home Ispiri Chimney Tops Smoked Oak Laminate Flooring
  • 12 mm Dream Home Kensington Manor Imperial Teak Laminate Flooring
  • 12 mm Dream Home St. James Vintner's Reserve Laminate Flooring
  • 12 mm Dream Home Kensington Manor Cape Doctor Laminate Flooring
  • 12 mm Dream Home St. James Cumberland Mountain Oak Laminate Flooring
  • 12 mm Dream Home Ispiri Americas Mission Olive Laminate Flooring
  • 12 mm Dream Home Kensington Manor Glacier Peak Poplar Laminate Flooring
  • 12 mm Dream Home Kensington Manor Golden Teak Laminate Flooring
  • 12 mm Dream Home Kensington Manor Handscraped Imperial Teak Laminate Flooring (SKU 10029601)
  • 12 mm Dream Home Kensington Manor Handscraped Summer Retreat Teak Laminate Flooring
  • 12 mm Dream Home Kensington Manor Sandy Hills Hickory Laminate Flooring
  • 12 mm Dream Home Kensington Manor Tanzanian Wenge Laminate Flooring
  • 8 mm Dream Home Nirvana Royal Mahogany Laminate Flooring
  • 12 mm Dream Home St. James Blacksburg Barn Board Laminate Flooring
  • 12 mm Dream Home St. James Brazilian Koa Laminate Flooring
  • 12 mm Dream Home St. James Golden Acacia Laminate Flooring
  • 12 mm Dream Home Ispiri Poplar Forest Oak Laminate Flooring
  • 12 mm Dream Home Kensington Manor Fumed African Ironwood Laminate Flooring
  • 12 mm Dream Home St. James African Mahogany Laminate Flooring
  • 12 mm Dream Home St. James Chimney Rock Charcoal Laminate Flooring
  • 12 mm Dream Home St. James Nantucket Beech Laminate Flooring

Contact Faraci Lange, LLP online or by phone at (888) 997-4110 for a free consultation with one of our consumer protection attorneys in Buffalo or Rochester.

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