The staff at ClassAction.org has been hard at work keeping on top of the ongoing Lumber Liquidators investigation.
Many people have contacted us with questions. Fortunately, we were able to talk to the lawyers at Morgan & Morgan about the state of the potential litigation and ask some of the most popular questions that consumers have raised. While Morgan & Morgan has provided some good insight into the status of this matter, the investigation remains in-progress and the following cannot and should not be taken as legal advice.
How can I get my house tested for formaldehyde?
There are many environmental testing firms who can test the indoor air in your home. In addition, other companies can test your actual flooring. There are also a few at-home testing kits available online and at home improvement stores. We cannot recommend or endorse any of these types of tests or vouch for their effectiveness. That being said, at this time, testing the floor or indoor air quality of your home are the only definitive ways to determine the formaldehyde level that you are presently being exposed to.
Should I get it tested?
At this time no one can say definitively if a test is warranted or necessary. This is a personal decision, not a legal decision, and entirely the homeowners’ prerogative. We may make other recommendations if this litigation moves forward.
Which flooring is affected?
At this time we are only looking into claims related to laminate and engineered wood flooring manufactured in China by or on behalf of Lumber Liquidators.
If I rip out the flooring does this affect my claim?
At this point, we do not know. If a lawsuit is filed and is successfully resolved, there may be a damage award to those that have purchased this product. Regrettably, we have no way of knowing what the damages (if any) are or will be, if some type of remediation will be covered, or what effect the state of the flooring will have on the claim. Only time will tell. However, removal, destruction or disposal of the flooring may affect or extinguish any potential claim.
What if my flooring says it’s made in the U.S. or somewhere else?
We are investigating claims for flooring made in China. We currently have no reason to believe that floors labeled as being made in the U.S. were mislabeled and were, instead, made in China. However, those types of issues will be explored if and when the litigation moves forward.
We encourage and welcome your comments, and we will make every effort to keep you up-to-date on the status of this investigation. Thank you for putting your trust in us.