Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
They say there’s no such thing as bad press. Then there’s Lumber Liquidators.
First they get busted by 60 Minutes last March for selling formaldehyde-laden flooring from China, then two days ago, the CDC admits to bad math, underestimating the cancer risk associated with the toxic planks. Wait, the government screwed up the arithmetic? How could that be?
Remember, Lumber Liquidators was also in trouble earlier this month for lying about where their wood came from, and had to pay a $10 million fine! They said it was from Germany, but it was actually sourced from a natural habitat of the Siberian tiger, of all places. But hey, they could have just screwed up the postal code, right? Seems like an honest mistake to me, especially since it’s these guys we’re talking about.
Now, for the second part of the double feature.
I’ve heard a lot of tall claims in my day, especially when it comes to shortcuts surrounding air filtration. Remember the Ionic Breeze? It made a better boat anchor than an air filter. It seems that this company, Lauzon Flooring, has developed a new hardwood floor finish using titanium dioxide, which reacts with light, and causes certain household pollutants to break down – including formaldehyde – thereby reducing the chemical load in the house. The product is called Pure Genius. I’ll probably be writing more about it as I learn more, but I thought I’d send this out and see if anyone has any experience with it so far. If so, let me know!
In the meantime, I should note that I have no affiliation or financial arrangement with Lauzon, whatsoever.
I must admit, I wish I had shorted Lumber Liquidators’ stock though.
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