Consumer Product Safety Commission Investigates Safety of Flooring

March 26, 2015

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is investigating the safety of certain Lumber Liquidators’ Chinese-made laminate flooring. The move comes after a report on CBS' "60 Minutes" earlier this month which alleged that the flooring contains high levels of formaldehyde, a carcinogen. However, Lumber Liquidators is disputing the allegations saying their products are safe and meet the highest quality and environmental standards. They went on to say that the study conducted by 60 Minutes was inaccurate since they deconstructed the product, rather than testing the finished product.

The CPSC will conduct their own review of the products and report their findings. In the meantime, the company is offering free air quality testing to those who purchased Chinese-made laminate flooring. 


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