Residents of California, Nevada, Tennessee, Texas and Georgia filed a class action lawsuit against Floor & Décor Outlets of America, Inc., for allegedly selling Chinese-made laminate flooring which contained excessive levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen.
The lawsuit was filed by Robertson & Associates in federal district court in Atlanta, Georgia on behalf of similarly situated residents who purchased the flooring over the last four years.
Testing performed by certified and independent laboratories on laminate flooring purchased by Plaintiffs revealed formaldehyde gas emissions more than triple the legal limit established by California Air Resources Board’s (“CARB”) regulations. The lawsuit alleges that Floor & Décor falsely advertised that its Chinese-made laminate flooring sold across the country complied with the CARB formaldehyde emission standards, when it did not. The Plaintiffs also allege that Floor & Décor fraudulently concealed these material facts from consumers who purchased Chinese-made laminate flooring from the Defendant.
Formaldehyde gas is known to cause cancer and can also cause chronic respiratory irritation, burning eyes, nose and throat irritation, coughing, headaches, dizziness, and nausea. Formaldehyde has also been linked to the exacerbation of asthma in sensitive individuals. People may be exposed to formaldehyde gas without knowing they are being exposed or that they are at risk. The health risks are significantly greater for susceptible persons such as children, the elderly or those with asthma.
Floor & Decor presently has 58 retail stores in 17 states, including Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia.