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Laminate flooring from Eternity Floors may contain excessive, and harmful, levels of formaldehyde. This manufacturer is knowingly selling products that could expose consumers to a harmful chemical, some allege.
What Are Eternity Laminate Flooring Products?
The laminate flooring products sold by Eternity is intended to provide a low-maintenance, affordable alternative to hardwood floors. Laminate flooring has an average lifespan between 15 and 25 years, depending on the quality of flooring and installation.
What Problems Are Being Reported With These Laminate Flooring Products?
Families who have installed these laminate flooring products intended for them to last for years, but may need to undergo costly and inconvenient removal and reinstallation, because of a shocking discovery made by 60 Minutes. The show exposed one company's cost-cutting practice of purchasing laminate flooring from Chinese mills known to have dangerous levels of formaldehyde in their products.
After 60 Minutes uncovered that, we discovered that Eternity Flooring has also sold Chinese-made laminate flooring that has unsafe levels of formaldehyde. Laminate flooring manufactured or supplied by this company may also have been sold through Wayfair, Walmart, and perhaps other entities.
What Are My Health Risks Associated with Formaldehyde?
Exposure to formaldehyde gas in your home has been found to result in an increased risk of cancer.
Formaldehyde exposure is particularly harmful for small children, the elderly, and those with respiratory diseases like asthma, but exposure has the potential to harm anyone. The most common health effects associated with formaldehyde exposure include breathing problems and eye, nose, and throat irritation.
What’s worse, exposure to formaldehyde gas in your home has been found to result in an increased risk of cancer. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control found that formaldehyde emissions from Chinese-made laminate flooring sold resulted in an increase of 6 to 30 cases of cancer per 100,000 persons.
What Do I Do If I Have Eternity Flooring Laminate Flooring Products?
If you have recently purchased and installed laminate flooring manufactured or supplied by Eternity Flooring, be sure to hold onto your proof of purchase and installation. If you have experienced any health issues since the installation of your laminate floor, carefully document them. This documentation and proof of purchase is important if you participate in a class action against Eternity Flooring.
If you don’t know which company manufactured or supplied your laminate flooring, but suspect it may have been Eternity Flooring, please contact us and we will help you.
What Can I Collect in a Lawsuit?
By participating in a class action against Eternity Flooring, maker of allegedly defective construction products, our attorneys at Morgan & Morgan may be able to recover compensation for the removal and replacement of the contaminated laminate flooring, as well as all labor costs associated with the replacement. In addition, you may be compensated for the loss of use and enjoyment of the product.
Have you recently installed this laminate flooring product? If so, contact Morgan & Morgan today. Our attorneys can take you through the steps to discover if your flooring product contains harmful levels of formaldehyde. You may be able to participate in a class action lawsuit to obtain compensation and hold this manufacturer accountable if your laminate flooring is discovered to contain formaldehyde.