Bailey & Glasser Investigating Claims Against Lumber Liquidators for Unsafe Levels of Formaldehyde

Bailey & Glasser attorneys Greg Porter and James Kauffman are investigating claims against Lumber Liquidators, one of the nation’s largest discount flooring retailers, for selling products with dangerous levels of formaldehyde.

Earlier this month, a report on CBS’s 60 Minutes alleged the laminate flooring made in China and sold by Lumber Liquidators across the country does not meet emission standards for levels of formaldehyde.  Following the 60 Minutes report, the Consumer Product Safety Commission formally announced an investigation to test the flooring products to determine whether they contained levels of formaldehyde that could be harmful to human health.

Formaldehyde is an ingredient used in the glue for laminate flooring that dissolves quickly but can remain in the laminated wood if unsafe levels are used.  Prolonged exposure to formaldehyde has been linked to numerous health problems and increased cancer risk.

If you or someone you know purchased laminate flooring from Lumber Liquidators, please contact James Kauffman in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office at (202) 463-2101 or jkauffman@baileyglasser.com.

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