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Federal Organizations Investigate Lumber Liquidators Flooring

For the past several weeks, Lumber Liquidators has been in hot water after the CBS program “60 Minutes” accused the company of selling Chinese-made laminate flooring with unsafe levels of formaldehyde in it.

Currently, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigating the flooring, according to an ABC article. Commission chairman Elliot F. Kaye says the agency is taking the issue seriously and working on getting answers for consumers, but flooring would not be recalled quickly, the article adds.

Other federal organizations such as the Environmental Protection Agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Federal Trade Commission are joining forces to investigate further. The investigation will focus on the Chinese-made laminate, but could expand.

Lumber Liquidators stands firm in stating its products are safe, and company leaders have criticized “60 Minutes,” saying the program “distorted the facts” and used a test for its report that was not a “real-world” test.

To read the full ABC article, click here.

About Renee Changnon

Renee Changnon is the retail outreach coordinator for NRHA. She meets with retailers in their stores and at industry events and introduces them to the services NRHA provides. Renee previously worked as a member of the NRHA communications team. She earned a degree in visual journalism from Illinois State University, where she served as the features editor for the school newspaper. After college, she implemented marketing and promotions initiatives at Jimmy John’s franchise locations across the country. She enjoys exploring books with her book club, Netflix marathons and hosting goat yoga at her apartment complex. Renee Changnon 317-275-9442 rchangnon@nrha.org

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