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Lumber Liquidators Agrees To Not Resume Sales Of Chinese-Made Laminate Flooring

Lumber Liquidators has agreed to not resume selling its stock of Chinese-made laminate flooring that can potentially sicken people with dangerous levels of formaldehyde and to continue a comprehensive testing program that enables consumers to determine whether their Lumber Liquidators flooring is safe. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said that the agreement ends the federal investigation of Lumber Liquidators’ laminate flooring, which a 60 Minutes investigative report found to contain amounts of formaldehyde that exceeded limits set by the California Air Resources Board, despite product packaging that stated otherwise. The CPSC conducted extensive tests of Lumber Liquidators products ... Read More

CDC Study Finds Lumber Liquidators laminate Flooring Could Cause Health Problems

Certain laminate flooring made in China and sold by Lumber Liquidators poses a risk of respiratory distress and other health problems, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a Feb. 10 report. The problems with Lumber Liquidator’s flooring were first exposed on March 1 of last year when the CBS news program 60 Minutes tested formaldehyde levels in 31 boxes of laminate flooring products purchased from Lumber Liquidator stores in five states and reported that several samples contained dangerous levels of formaldehyde. The report caught the attention of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), which ... Read More

Toxic formaldehyde levels found in Lumber Liquidators laminate flooring

Lumber Liquidators, North America’s largest and fastest-growing seller of wood flooring, may be polluting hundreds of thousands of homes with Chinese-made laminate flooring containing dangerous levels of formaldehyde, a toxin linked to cancer and numerous other illnesses, according to investigations and independent lab tests conducted by CBS 60 Minutes and Global Community Monitor, a nonprofit pollution watchdog group. For several months, consumers have been complaining about health problems they claim began after installing laminate flooring made by Lumber Liquidators in their homes. These problems range from mild and chronic respiratory distress, irritation of the eye, nose, and throat, and asthma. ... Read More