Lumber Liquidators & Product Liability Injuries
High Levels of Formaldehyde in Lumbar Liquidators Products
Lumber Liquidators controls the manufacturing, packaging, and sale of laminate wood flooring products. These laminate floor products are manufactured in China and sold by Lumber Liquidators in the United States. The labels on these wood flooring products represent that the products are in compliance with strict formaldehyde emission standards. Formaldehyde is a potentially dangerous substance known to cause cancer.
In most cases, laminate wood flooring is made of two parts:
- A base layer of pressed composite wood—a mixture of sawdust or wood particles combined with glue or resin
- A top layer such as a veneer or other material affixed as a decorative surface
Certified and accredited laboratories extensively tested the laminate food for formaldehyde emissions from October 2013 – November 2014 from various retailers such as Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Lumber Liquidators. The overall conclusion was that similar products in the United States have much lower levels of formaldehyde.
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It is problematic that Lumber Liquidators does not warn consumers about high / unlawful levels of formaldehyde in its laminate wood flooring products. In fact, the company represents that these products comply with strict formaldehyde standards. Our team at Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P. represents individuals injured by dangerous or defective products. Speak with our personal injury lawyers in Houston if you have suffered illness due to formaldehyde levels in laminate floors.
Consumers should be aware that these wood flooring products emanate levels of formaldehyde that exceed acceptable limits. People exposed to higher and dangerous levels of formaldehyde have an increased risk of developing cancer to the nose and sinuses, nasopharyngeal and or pharyngeal cancer, lung cancer, and leukemia. Cancer is well known to be a devastating disease with expensive treatment and a high risk of mortality.
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If you or a loved one has used Lumber Liquidators laminate wood flooring products and have subsequently developed cancer, there may be a connection.
Our firm can help you recover damages. Contact us at (713) 621-7944 for a free consultation and case evaluation by our product liability attorneys at Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P. in Houston. We serve clients nationwide.