Harmful Products

Formaldehyde Flooring Investigation

Formaldehyde Flooring Class Action 

Many companies are making flooring that contains formaldehyde and can be hazardous to your health.  Please contact us today for a free case investigation. Call 424-245-5505 or fill out the form on this page.

Floor Makers Investigation

We are investigating wood or laminate flooring that contains formaldehyde.  We are looking for anyone who has purchased flooring such as In Haus, Ark Floors, Eternity Floors and CFL. We are also looking for anyone who bought flooring from Houzz and Walmart.  If you have purchased wood or laminate flooring at any retailer, please contact us. Call 424-245-5505 or fill out the form on this page.

Recent testing of some manufacturers’ flooring revealed formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, that exceed permissible standards set by a state Air Resources Board and the Formaldehyde Emissions Standards for Composite Wood Products Act.

Please contact us today for a free case investigation. Call 424-245-5505 or fill out the form on this page.

What is Formaldehyde?

Formaldehyde is a known cancer-causing chemical linked to the development of leukemia, nasopharyngeal cancer change in lung function, chronic respiratory irritation, and eye, nose, and throat flooring products that emit formaldehyde at levels known to pose serious health risks.  The formaldehyde emissions from certain Flooring manufacturers products far exceed the maximums allowed by the regulatory agencies.

How Is Formaldehyde Put in Flooring?

Laminate wood flooring is generally composed of a base layer of pressed composite wood (particle board or medium-density fiberboard), which is a mixture of sawdust or wood particles bonded together with glue or resin.  The base layer is covered with a thin layer or other material such as a photographic image of wood, fixed as a decorative surface.

Formaldehyde is a common ingredient in the glue used in the laminate

flooring base layer.  If used in low levels, the formaldehyde will quickly go away during installation.  However, if used in higher levels, the formaldehyde is released as a gas that comes from the flooring over time.

Effects of Formaldehyde

Long term exposure to formaldehyde is linked to increased risk of cancer of the nose and sinuses, nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal cancer, lung cancer, and leukemia.  Formaldehyde also causes burning eyes, nose and throat irritation, coughing, headaches, dizziness, joint pain and nausea. It has also been linked to the exacerbation of asthma in formaldehyde-sensitive individuals and poses a particular acute risk to children.

Some laminate flooring tested to contain 20 times the legal level.

Recent Testing of Some Flooring

From October 2013 through November 2014, three reliable laboratories tested the formaldehyde emissions of laminate wood flooring from several nationwide retail stores.  Of the dozens of products tested, by far the highest formaldehyde levels were found in the laminate wood flooring sold by Lumber Liquidators that was produced in China.

Some flooring manufacturers do not give consumers any warnings about unlawful formaldehyde levels in its laminate wood flooring products.  Instead, along with its product labels, they represent on their website and their warranties that its flooring products comply with strict formaldehyde standards.  So some flooring manufacturers have made false and misleading statements that its flooring products comply with formaldehyde standards, and the even more stringent European formaldehyde standards.

Please contact us today for a free case investigation. Call 424-245-5505 or fill out the form on this page.


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