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Lumber Liquidators toxic-flooring lawsuits consolidated in Virginia

Federal lawsuits against Lumber Liquidators Inc. alleging the company made and sold laminate flooring with dangerous levels of formaldehyde are being consolidated for multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the Eastern District of Virginia. The U.S. Judicial Panel of Multidistrict Litigation’s June 12 ruling combines 113 lawsuits filed against Lumber Liquidators by plaintiffs in 29 states who accuse the flooring manufacturer of misrepresenting its Chinese-made laminate flooring as compliant with California Air Resources Board (CARB) Phase 2 safety standards, which Congress adopted for federal standards that will go into effect this year. The complaints allege the flooring contains toxic levels of carcinogenic ... Read More

Some Lumber Liquidators flooring contains toxic formaldehyde levels, report finds

Lumber Liquidators, a highly profitable chain of 279 retail stores selling engineered wood and laminate flooring products, is one of the nation’s largest flooring companies. Last year the company sold more than $800 million in flooring product and its stock prices soared amid attractive profit margins and news that its aggressive growth plan aimed to double the number of retail outlets in just about every state. But blogger and investor Xuhua Zhou reveals that some of Lumber Liquidators’ Chinese-made flooring contains levels of formaldehyde that are both illegal and potentially toxic to consumers – a concern that is echoed by ... Read More