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Report on Lumber Liquidators flooring leads to Vegas lawsuits

Attorneys have filed lawsuits in Las Vegas and elsewhere following a March 1 report on CBS’ “60 Minutes” that raised questions about the safety of flooring sold by Lumber Liquidators.

The report by CNN’s Anderson Cooper revealed that Chinese-manufactured laminate flooring sold by the Virginia-based company contains high levels of the cancer-causing chemical formaldehyde.

Three class-action lawsuits have been filed in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas against Lumber Liquidators since March 12.

A lawsuit filed that day claims the defendant “knowingly failed to disclose to consumers the unlawful levels of formaldehyde emissions from its laminate wood flooring products.”

Lumber Liquidators has 352 stores in the U.S. and Canada, including one in Las Vegas and one in Henderson.

The company has posted a letter on its website from Tom Sullivan, its founder and chairman, which states:

“Recently some questions have been raised about our laminate products. Let me make one thing very clear — our laminate products, all of our products, are 100% safe.”

Contact reporter Carri Geer Thevenot at cgeer@reviewjournal.com or 702-384-8710. Find her on Twitter: @CarriGeer

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