Lumber Liquidators Lawsuit | Lumber Liquidators Formaldehyde Lawsuit
Lumber Liquidator class action lawsuits, Flooring Lawsuit, Lumber Liquidators Lawsuit due to Formaldehyde, Lumber Liquidators Chinese-made laminate flooring
If you had laminate flooring from Lumber Liquidators installed in your home, you and your family could be in danger from formaldehyde! Lumber Liquidators, the largest and fastest-growing retailer of hardwood flooring in North America, has been accused of selling laminate flooring that contains dangerous amounts of the cancer-causing chemical. According to a 60 Minutes report that was broadcast in March 2015, testing of Chinese-made laminate sold by Lumber Liquidators found that the flooring contained as much as 20-times more formaldehyde than permissible under federal standards set to go into effect next year. Lumber Liquidator class action lawsuits are also beginning to mount in U.S. courts, all of which accuse the company of falsely representing that the flooring complies with applicable standards.
If you had Lumber Liquidators Chinese-made laminate flooring installed in your home, you may be entitled to compensation for loss of value and other damages by filing a Lumber Liquidators lawsuit. The attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC are committed to ensuring that homeowners who purchased allegedly defective flooring from Lumber Liquidators received the justice they deserve. To learn more, please contact Wright & Schulte LLC as soon possible for a free, Lumber Liquidators lawsuit consultation to ensure you are treated fairly and receive all of the compensation the law allows.
Lumber Liquidators Flooring and Formaldehyde
According to 60 Minutes, Lumber Liquidators operates over 360 stores in 46 states, and more than 100 million square feet of the company’s inexpensive laminate flooring is installed in U.S. homes every year. The company also donates its Laminate Flooring to Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House Charities, schools, and community centers. Much of this flooring is made in China.
Formaldehyde is used in the glues that bind wood particles together in laminate flooring. While such flooring is legally allowed to contain some traces of formaldehyde, tests conducted by 60 Minutes on some 31-boxes of Chinese-made flooring sold by Lumber Liquidators found that only one contained safe levels of formaldehyde. Lawyers representing plaintiffs in Lumber Liquidators lawsuits told 60 Minutes that their tests of 150 boxes of laminate flooring from various retailers around California found that every sample of Chinese-made laminate sold by Lumber Liquidators failed to meet regulatory standards. The average level was 6-to-7 times higher than the standard, but some of laminate contained 20-times the amount of formaldehyde considered safe.
Health Consequences of Formaldehyde Exposure
A medical expert interviewed by 60 Minutes cautioned that the levels of formaldehyde detected in Lumber Liquidators laminate flooring is associated with an increased risk chronic respiratory irritation, which could promote the onset of asthma. While not everyone will react to the formaldehyde, children are particularly at risk. Exposure to high levels of formaldehyde has been linked to myeloid leukemia and nasopharyngeal cancer, while respiratory issues can occur with low-level exposure.
Symptoms of formaldehyde exposure include:
- Burning, dryness, redness and itching of eyes
- Dry, sore or runny nose
- Sore or dry throat
- Sinus congestion or post-nasal drip
- Tightness in the chest
- Chronic sinus infections
- Eye infections
Lumber Liquidators lawsuit: Lumber Liquidators Formaldehyde Flooring Lawsuit Consultations Now Available.
Lumber liquidators lawsuits are seeking compensation on behalf of consumers who incurred financial losses due to high levels of formaldehyde allegedly contained in the company’s Chinese-manufactured laminate flooring. These consumers may be entitled to reimbursement for:
- Costs associated with the initial installation of the flooring
- Costs to have the flooring removed
- Loss of use of the home
- Remediation costs
- Diminished property values
Wright & Schulte LLC is offering free Lumber Liquidators lawsuit legal consultations to anyone who has this allegedly dangerous flooring in their homes. To learn more about filing a Lumber Liquidators lawsuit, please contact Wright & Schulte LLC today by completing the online form on the right, or call toll free, 1-800-399-0795.