Senator Asks Feds to Investigate Lumber Liquidators
New York Senator Charles Schumer wants federal regulators to look into allegations that Lumber Liquidators' Chinese-made laminate flooring is tainted with formaldehyde. Schumer made the announcement in front of a New York City Lumber Liquidators showroom on Sunday. "The federal government must step in to investigate whether this product is dangerous and if a recall or other disciplinary action must be taken," he said. Schumer asked the Consumer Product Safety Commission to initiate an investigation about formaldehyde in the company's laminate flooring, following a "60 Minutes" report that said high levels of the chemical were found in Chinese-made laminates.