CBS program 60 Minutes aired a report about certain Chinese made Lumber Liquidators flooring products containing dangerously high, unlawful levels of formaldehyde. As a result, millions of homeowners are concerned the air inside their homes may be hazardous to their health. Exposure to formaldehyde can cause serious negative health effects including respiratory ailments. At high levels it has been linked to leukemia and other cancers. Miller|Conway, Goose Creek injury lawyers, want to hear your story if you believe you or a loved-one has been affected by formaldehyde in household products. It’s important to note that only some of Lumber Liquidators’ products have been determined to be potentially harmful. They were manufactured in China, and lab tests found levels of formaldehyde that exceeded (in some cases up to 20 times) acceptable limits. The 60 Minutes report sampled laminate flooring sold in California, Virginia, Florida, Texas and Illinois.
To date three class-action lawsuits have been filed against Lumber Liquidators alleging violations of federal and state laws, false and deceptive advertising and labeling and violations of expressed and implied warranties.
If you experience any of the symptoms of formaldehyde exposure while you are at home consider whether you recently had new flooring, cabinets or other wood pressed products installed in your home. You should also contact your doctor and/or state or local health department for assistance.
If you believe a product in your home emits unacceptable levels of formaldehyde contact Miller|Conway at 843.764.3334 for a free consultation.