America Top Essential, Inc. Case Settlement
America Top Essential, Inc. Case Settles for $25,000
On January 30, 2019, a Composite Wood case was settled with America Top Essential, Inc. (Rancho Palos Verdes, California) for selling, supplying or offering for sale non-compliant laminate flooring that contained medium density fiberboard product in California. The product, Galaxy Westwood CH3 laminate flooring, contained formaldehyde emissions above the limits set in the Airborne Toxic Control Measure to Reduce Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products (ATCM), which has been in effect since January 1, 2009. America Top Essential, Inc. did not take reasonable precautions to ensure the flooring that was imported, sold, supplied or offered for sale met the requirements of the ATCM. In addition, America Top Essential, Inc. did not provide a statement of compliance on the customer invoice or customer bill of lading, as required. America Top Essential, Inc. agreed to pay $25,000 to settle this case. America Top Essential, Inc. no longer imports, sells, supplies, or offers for sale composite wood products.