SEATTLE, WA -- Wood flooring giant Lumber Liquidators, on the heels of a federal probe and allegations that its laminate wood flooring products from China contain high levels of formaldehyde, is facing an onslaught of legal action, including a class-action lawsuit.
Filed on March 5 by a California couple -- Tracie-Linn and John Tyrrell, the lawsuit against the flooring chain alleges "that Lumber liquidators sold composite flooring manufactured in China tainted with hazardous levels of formaldehyde while falsely labeling their products as meeting or exceeding California Air Resources Board (CARB) emission standards."
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Plaintiff John Tyrrell claims he has experienced extreme shortness of breath, weakness, fatigue and incessant coughing and sneezing since May of 2014 after installing Lumber Liquidators' flooring products in late March and early April.
The lawsuit, which seeks damages in excess of $5 million, would represent all California consumers who purchased laminate wood flooring made in China and labeled CARB compliant from Lumber Liquidators over the past four years.