Lumber Liquidators Defective Flooring Class Action Lawsuit Filed

Were you looking for Lumber Liquidators lawsuits?
- by

Alexandria, WV: Lumber Liquidators is facing a defective products class action lawsuit alleging the company sold defective Chinese wood flooring that emits excessive levels of formaldehyde.

Filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the lawsuit states, "Indeed, contrary to Lumber Liquidators' repeated, detailed representations that its flooring complies with strict formaldehyde standards on its product labels, website, and elsewhere, the toxic formaldehyde emissions from the company' Chinese flooring products are multiple times the maximum permissible limits set by those standards at the time of purchase."

In 2011, formaldehyde was described as "known to be a human carcinogen,"by the US National Toxicology Program : a carcinogen is a substance or agent suspected to cause cancer.

The plaintiffs, Donnie Williamson, Melissa Stini and Jennifer Hogencamp, further claim that the floor is illegally sourced through China from other countries, including Russia, threatening "critical habitat and endangered species."

"Plaintiffs would have paid significantly less, if they purchased Chinese flooring at all, had they known that the products were sourced from endangered habitats and contained elevated levels of the toxin formaldehyde,"the lawsuit states.

The plaintiffs contend their flooring purchases — all of which were installed in their homes — are now "markedly less valuable."

The plaintiffs are seeking damages for installation and removal costs, remediation costs, restocking fees, loss of use and diminished value, in addition to attorneys' fees and costs, and pre-judgment and post-judgment interest "at the highest rates allowed by law"on the damages awarded.

Defective Products Legal Help

If you or a loved one has suffered similar damages or injuries, please click here to fill in our form and your complaint will be sent to a lawyer who may evaluate your claim at no cost or obligation.
Last updated October 1 2015

Reader Comments

Posted by
Lee Broyles
on
I purchased 900+ square feet of Bella wood flooring and it is coming a part all through the house and they say it has a 100 year transferable warranty and they have been dragging me along for 9 months now.

Posted by
jmartin
on
We installed the morning star bamboo flooring 5/15. The flooring is splitting/cracking, finish is coming off and scratches very easily. The flooring was professionally installed on new underlayment and morning star glue. We also are actively seeking a class action lawsuit as we have over 10k invested and are at the point we just want it ripped out of our home.

Posted by
Claire Cones
on
We purchased Morningstar bamboo flooring from Lumber Liquidators last year 11/15 and have nothing but problems. Shrinking, splitting. It is a mess. We are retired and have limited means had I know we have been taken. I have no idea how to join this suit, but I want to.Please help me. They sent someone how to say it was the installers fault. It is not. It is a product deficiency.

Posted by
Mattie Austin
on
I purchased 836 sq.ft. of NVP Lake Tota Teak 10mm LAM in 01/28/14 for my home and since that time I have suffering a lot with coughing and sinus plus the flooring is defective.I would like for LL to pay to have the floor removed and replace with new flooring.

Posted by
Crystal
on
Where do we send a sample of our flooring for testing?

Posted by
Angie
on
We installed about 100 sq feet of the defective flooring a year ago. Since that time my son and husband have had numerous respiratory issues which were not present prior to the installation. We want LL to pay to remove and replace flooring including all labor costs. Has anyone had any luck with getting anywhere in regards to having someone contact them or get reprieve from the problem. LL is no help at all!

Posted by
Kenneth McDow
on
we have the recalled flooring, it was put in in January, My daughter is a 1 year pediatric cancer survivor.
is there any recourse with lumber liquidators for the removal of this flooring and refund of purchase price?
Pleas let me know, as we do not need any issues.
thanks

Posted by
Stuart Smith
on
I also purchased 820 sq Feet of one of the floors listed on 60 minutes, I would like to know if you are still filing a law suit against Lumber Liquidators? Thanks

Posted by
Mark Cavanaugh
on
I checked with liquid lumber liquidators yesterday. I purchased the flooring in question. What is my next move

Posted by
New Hampshire
on
We have those bamboo floors. We have sore throats and sinus problems. The floors are coming up and they are splitting apart in inches and gaps.

Posted by
California
on
My son has been sickly for the last four years. We never considered the flooring could be the cause or a part of his illness.

Posted by
Maryland
on
My husband purchased/installed Morning Star Bamboo Flooring in our home. I have been sick to my stomach, headaches, fatigued. Been to my doctor. Contacted Lumber Liquidators regarding fumes emissions and they’ve ignored us. Please include us in any action. Purchased April of last year. Approx. 1,000 sq. ft. of materials.

Posted by
Michigan
on
I did buy flooring from them, made in China. I am sending a sample from this floor to a lab for testing.

Posted by
Florida
on
Purchased 900 sq. ft. of "Lake Toba Teak 7.5'" in 08/16/14 for 2nd floor apartment. We have been coughing a lot. My husband and I are both sensitive to allergens. We want Lumber Liquidators to remove present
floor and pay for a new floor to be installed that meets the California CARB
restrictions purchased elsewhere. We have purchased an air cleaner hoping that would help. It has not. Thank you

Add Your Comment on This Issue

Fields marked * are mandatory. Please read our comment guidelines before posting.

*Name:

Note: Your name will be published with your comment.

*Email Address:

Your email will only be used if a response is needed.

*Your Comment: