Coles Fine Flooring Case Settles for $6,000

This page last reviewed August 7, 2018

On August 2, 2018, a Composite Wood case was settled with Coles Fine Flooring for selling, supplying or offering for sale a non-compliant laminate flooring that contained medium density fiberboard product in California. The product, Barnwood Classics Horseshoe Meadows laminate flooring, contained formaldehyde emissions above the limits set for in the Airborne Toxic Control Measure to Reduce Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products (ATCM) which has been in effect since January 1, 2009.  In addition Coles is in violation for not taking reasonable prudent precautions including the purchase of flooring product for sale in California that was not labeled in accordance with the ATCM requirements. Coles have agreed to pay $6,000 to settle this case. Coles has put a new best management plan which helps ensure the purchase of compliant composite wood products and provides training to all Coles’ employees to further ensure compliance with the ATCM.