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.