American Home Furnishings Alliance called "imprecise and unreliable" the deconstructive testing that produced high formaldehyde emission levels in some Wayfair imported casegoods. The AHFA released test results Jan. 4 it says confirm the safety of furniture containing engineered wood with formaldehyde within CARB permissible levels.
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Online furnishings retailer Wayfair says it offers "a zillion things" for the home. What the e-commerce firm doesn't tell you is that some of those items contained high levels of formaldehyde. Nine out of 10 furniture and flooring items submitted to HPVA Laboratories for formaldehyde emissions testing failed to comply with CARB II regulations.
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By Wade Vonasek