We’ve received a few questions about the 60 minutes report that aired on March 1, 2015, on the test results found on Lumber Liquidators’ Chinese-supplied laminate products to contain extreme levels of cancer-causing formaldehyde.
The segment stated that the greatest threat of tainted laminate is to children.
It truly breaks our hearts to know that 10,000+ homes in California and hundreds of thousands across the U.S. have potentially been affected.
Please take a moment to share the segment with your friends that may have these products in their homes.
If you or someone you know has purchased laminate from them, take further action by visiting GCmonitor, the non-profit that was featured in the 60 minutes segment, here:
GCMonitor Lumber Liquidators
And the class action lawsuit filed here at GBDH Legal
Not Just Laminates – Illegally Logged Hardwood
Briefly mentioned in the segment was a previous report involving illegal logging practices from Russian suppliers. This report was featured by the Environmental Investigation Agency in 2013 and found that much of the illegally logged lumber was allegedly being sold by Lumber Liquidators, leading to a raid by federal authorities.
These illegal logging practices are run by organized crime and are destroying forests and damaging the critically endangered Siberian tiger population. The EIA released the following video segment that details their investigation.
Read more and their full report here: Liquidating the Forests, via EIA
Slaughterbeck Floors & Our Products
At Slaughterbeck Floors, we don’t sell products that aren’t compliant with U.S. laws.
Whether that means the Lacey Act amendments that are outlined by the EIA or the CARB II standards featured in the 60 minutes segment, you can count on our efforts and research to be conscious to our environment and to ensure the safety of your family.
We thoroughly research our suppliers and make sure that our partners and everything in our showroom are sustainable.
Learn more about their environmental efforts below:
We carry many hardwood floor suppliers’ products. All of them feature extensive sustainability statements on their websites.
Supporting companies that carry USA-made products is also something we strongly push. US-made products have lower freight costs and usually require lower inventory levels. These are cost-reducing elements when compared to Asian-supplied products, even though the overall price of the US goods will likely be higher.
When buying hardwood flooring, consider that if the price disparity between an overseas product and a domestic product seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Our hardwood flooring suppliers can be found on our Hardwood Finish Types page.