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Lumber Liquidators Class Action Lawsuit: Formaldehyde Complaints

PRACTICE AREAS: Defective Products
PRODUCT: Lumber Liquidators' "Dream Home" flooring products
COURT: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee

Berger Montague, has filed consumer protection class action lawsuits against Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc. and several of its subsidiaries in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

About the case

The lawsuits allege that the company has sold dangerously defective wood laminate flooring products and engineered wood flooring products produced in China containing unacceptably high levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. Lumber Liquidators has manufactured and sold these laminate and engineered flooring products under the “Dream Home” brand name.

Formaldehyde in “Dream Home” flooring

Lumber Liquidators’ “Dream Home” flooring products are sold with packaging and labels that claim that such products are compliant with the levels of formaldehyde allowed by the California Air Resources Board (“CARB”), a standard which is in the process of being adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) for the entire United States.  Specifically, these labels state: “California 93120 Phase 2 Compliant Formaldehyde.”

However, a report from “60 Minutes” recently revealed that Lumber Liquidators’ Chinese manufactured laminate flooring products contain glue and resin used to bond the pressed wood together that can be a significant source of formaldehyde gas, and that these flooring products are not compliant with CARB standards.  Lumber Liquidators has reportedly failed to alert consumers about the allegedly high levels of formaldehyde in its laminate wood flooring.

If you purchased Lumber Liquidators “Dream Home” laminate flooring, contact Eric Lechtzin by emailing or by calling Mr. Lechtzin at 215-875-3038.  To find out more about the class-action lawsuits against Lumber Liquidators, you may view the complaints.

The case filed in the Northern District of Georgia is captioned: Clark v. Lumber Liquidators, Inc., et al., 1:15-cv-00748, and may be viewed here.

The case filed in the Eastern District of Tennessee is captioned: Vickery v. Lumber Liquidators, Inc., et al., 3:15-cv-00106, and may be viewed here.

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