Lumber Liquidators: Stop Selling Toxic Flooring

A recent 60 Minutes exposé revealed that one of the country's largest flooring retailers appears to be selling some laminate with levels of toxic formaldehyde that exceed California health standards - sign the petition and tell Lumber Liquidators to stop selling any unsafe Chinese laminate immediately, and pay to remove and replace the flooring for those who unsuspectingly bought their products containing this toxic chemical.

Thanks to the work of Global Community Monitor, the world now knows that Lumber Liquidators' Chinese laminate the group tested can emit on average over 6 times the legally allowed level of formaldehyde under California Air Resource Board regulations. Formaldehyde can cause cancer at high levels of exposure, and cause chronic respiratory irritation and trigger asthma at lower levels.

60 Minutes reporting showed that Lumber Liquidators' Chinese factories were well aware of the elevated formaldehyde levels, yet may have knowingly and illegally labeled their products as CARB (California Air Resources Board) Phase 2 compliant. You can see the segment here.

Lumber Liquidators needs to take action today to stop selling any unsafe Chinese laminate, and take steps to recall the product and replace it with a safe and healthy alternative.

Update #44 years ago
BIG NEWS! The CEO of Lumber Liquidators has resigned due to this scandal, but not before announcing the company would stop buying Chinese laminate! This is huge! Thank you for helping make it happen!

Now we need to make sure they don't dump their inventory at fire-sale prices. We've got a new petition asking the Consumer Products Safety Commission to recall this product. Sign and share it here.

Update #34 years ago
Two quick updates. A California judge just struck down Lumber Liquidators libel lawsuit against us. We’re continuing full speed ahead to raise awareness about formaldehyde in flooring.

The home formaldehyde test kits are still available. You can start the process to test your home here.

Thanks for your involvement.
Update #24 years ago
Want to test your home for formaldehyde?

Even if you did not buy flooring from Lumber Liquidators, you might be curious about formaldehyde in your home. GCM has researched and vetted a low cost, reliable test method for measuring total formaldehyde levels in homes. If you’re interested in testing your home, you can start the process here.

Denny Larson
Global Community Monitor
Update #14 years ago
Thanks for signing the Lumber Liquidators and formaldehyde petition.

In response to the hundreds of calls and emails since the 60 Minutes piece, GCM has researched and vetted a low cost, reliable, and credible test method for measuring total formaldehyde levels in homes. If you’re interested in taking advantage of this offer, you can start the process here.


Denny Larson
Global Community Monitor
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