Lumber Liquidators has sent thousands of customers free formaldehyde test kits after a “60 Minutes report.
The report accused the company of selling contaminated laminate flooring from China.
The report claimed flooring in Virginia, Florida, Texas, Illinois and New York was sent to a lab to be tested.
Out of the 31 samples of laminate flooring, only one was compliant with formaldehyde emissions standards.
In fact, the report said that some were 13 times over the California limit.
It added that it believes “60 Minutes” used an improper testing method that is not included in CARB’s regulations.
“As 60 Minutes noted, these attacks are driven by a small group of short-selling investors who are working together for the purpose of making money by lowering our stock price. Their motives and methods are wrong and we will fight these false attacks on all fronts,” the company said.
According to the lab that manufactures and analyzes the test kits, they’re almost “idiot-proof” and are a “first step in the process.”
If formaldehyde levels are over the acceptable threshold, the test lab will notify both the customer and Lumber Liquidators.
The flooring company may then decide to have the lab do a ” home health check.”