Why Researching The Best Laminate Wood Floors Did Not Make A Difference; Flooring Choices In Progress My Remodeling Disaster

Ripped Off By Lumber Liquidators

I am sure by now you have heard of the Lumber Liquidators laminate flooring concerns.  I first heard about it on 60 Minutes.   Of course, this was after our new Lumber Liquidators flooring was installed.  Can I just tell you that my heart sank as I watched 60 minutes showing the exact same flooring I just had installed.  They were listing which laminate flooring made in China had the highest amount of cancer causing Formaldehyde, and of course ours was at the top of the list.

What really angered me was that I really researched.  I did my due diligence and I made sure the product would be safe for my family.  I needed a home office for my growing Healthy Chocolate business and we decided to use Lumber Liquidators flooring in our master bedroom and the addition.  When I said I researched, I really did.  I wanted to make sure the products were safe so for me it was important to meet the much higher CARB Compliant guidelines in California which my product was stated to provide.  However, we now know that three independant labs were able to verify very high considered unsafe in my eyes levels of formaldehyde.  Not good.  Actually as soon as I heard the word formaldehyde I knew I had a problem.  This is because I can’t wear Ked tennis shoes anymore.  They use a formaldehyde glue and I am highly allergic.  I kIMG_2946now this because I have had severe rashes within 6 hours of wearing the shoes.  It was so bad that I contacted Keds and they actually told me it was the formaldehyde in the glue.  Who knew?

So here I am, a health coach for the Healthy Chocolate Company promoting healthy options for people by making the choice to “Change Your Chocolate”.  And now, I have what I consider to be unsafe horrible flooring in my home.  It makes me so very sad.  This new floor that I consider unsafe looks beautiful.  I have now picked out tile plank flooring that looks like wood and is very similar to what I have.  The Lumber Liquidators flooring will have to be torn out, our built in closet organizers will have to be taken apart and it will take some time for all of this and the installation of the new tile.  The sad thing is that I am now paying for two floors for the same space in a matter of months.  I feel like I was defrauded.  We spent three trips going to Lumber Liquidators in Sarasota and Fort Myers.  They had the best price by far but we did not go with a cheap floor by any means.  I thought I was getting a good, safe, dependable floor.  I actually believed the commercials.  Gullible.  Yep, that is how I feel.

I pray that you are not in the same boat with us and you have not purchased China laminate flooring from Lumber Liquidators.  I heard they are not selling it now and are even selling tile planks like we just purchased at Tile Outlets Of America.  I heard there is talk of a class action lawsuit.  Not really sure what we are doing but at this point we need to keep our family safe.

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I am Lynette Henk, health coach and gold executive at Xocai, The Healthy Chocolate Company.  I share the health benefits of cold pressed chocolate as compared to the candy chocolate you find in the grocery changeyourchocolate1store.  Know there is more to chocolate than just being 70% cacao.  How the chocolate is processed matters.  When it is heated at high temperatures so it is smooth and not bitter, it unfortunately loses a significant amount of the antioxidants and flavonoids in the raw cacao.  This is why it is so important to purchase cold pressed chocolate.  Xocai the healthy chocolate company uses a patented cold press technology that maintains the antioxidants in the raw cacao.  This is huge.  Most of us don’t eat 8-10 servings of fruits and vegetables every day but we could easily eat 3 little pieces of chocolate.  And guess what?  This stuff is not fattening like the candy chocolate you crave.

Crave the good stuff.  One Xocai power square is just 33 calories each.  Contact me if you want details at (877) 208-8172 or visit my site at MyChocolateVitamins.com.  Yes, I earn money when you purchase.  Just think if you order I can put it towards the cost of my floor.  🙂  Oh yeah, and stay away from Laminate Flooring from China until they get it worked out.  Here where I live in Florida, people are even afraid to buy a home with laminate not knowing where it is from.  Of course we have had the Chinese Drywall issue here in Southwest Florida so maybe people are jumping the gun.  Who knows.  Either way, live and learn and trust your gut.

 

Blessings,

Lynette

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Procter & Gamble Company Recall of Eukanuba & Iams Dry Dog & Cat Food

me2If you feed your cat or dog Eukanuba dry dog food or Iams dry dog or cat food, it is important that you verify that your pets dog food is not affected by the Procter  & Gamble voluntary recall.  The FDA announced the recall by Procter & Gamble on August 14th, 2013 for Eukanuba dry dog food as well as Iams dry dog and cat food due to salmonella risk. View the recalled lot and upc code here.  P&G is recalling the product out of an abundance of caution. Consumers who purchased a product listed below should stop using the product and discard it and contact P&G toll-free at 800-208-0172 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST).

According to the FDA recall announcement, “Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.”

Lynette Henk is an avid pet lover of a border collie, experienced consultant, social media pro and mommy blogger. She gave up the corporate grind working at Fortune 500 GE Capital and Chicago based uBid Online Auction to raise her three boys and work from home. From the Chicago area, she now resides in sunny SW Florida.  Mother to three young men and an advocate for those suffering with special needs including autism. She shares ways to improve health through nutrition and increased antioxidants. Lynette coaches individuals who desire to build a healthy chocolate business network from home. Lynette is available at (877) 208-8172, at [email protected] or at MyChocolateSolution.com.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm365154.htm

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How Banks Are Handling Concerns About Credit and Debit Card Safety After Target Data Breach

Target

It is all over the news, over 4 million Target customers in stores throughout the United States may have had their credit and debit information compromised.  It is a scary day when we have to be concerned about hackers instead of wrapping Christmas presents and frosting sugar cut-out cookies.  I actually feel bad for Target, as I cannot imagine a worse time than Christmastime to be hacked.

The first thing I did was to check my bank account and verify I shopped Target between Black Friday weekend and December 15th.  As a regular Target shopper, I was pretty sure that Once I verified I did in fact shop at Target, I became concerned.  I went online and verified my bank information had not been compromised.  I could certainly contact my bank and request new debit cards, however if you were planning to use that card for Christmas shopping, the card will be canceled and you will have no access to your credit or debit card until the new one arrives, probably well after the new year.  This is troublesome for many families.

Banks are stepping up protect their customers, however this help may hinder those who are last minute Christmas shoppers.  Chase and Citibank have both limited customer accounts to some extent.  Chase has over 200,000 customers impacted and they have imposed a $100 limit to cash withdrawals and $300 in total purchases per day if you shopped at Target during the time the accounts were hacked.  Approximately one third of Chase banks plan to be open this Sunday, right before Christmas to help bank customers handle any issues.

If you believe you shopped in a brick and mortar US Target store, you may want to contactphoto 2 your bank and cancel your credit or debit card.  Contact your bank if you are unsure how to proceed.

I am Lynette Henk, Ripped & Rich distributor. I get paid to share the Ripped & Rich get fit and weight loss program and help others grow a successful business.  I can be reached at (877) 208-8172, at [email protected] or at GetRippedandRichNow.com.

Chase Bank opens Sunday to deal with Target Card Hack. NBC news http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/22/22007524-chase-bank-opens-sunday-to-deal-with-target-card-hack

 

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How Banks Are Handling Concerns About Credit and Debit Card Safety After Target Data Breach

Target

It is all over the news, over 4 million Target customers in stores throughout the United States may have had their credit and debit information compromised.  It is a scary day when we have to be concerned about hackers instead of wrapping Christmas presents and frosting sugar cut-out cookies.  I actually feel bad for Target, as I cannot imagine a worse time than Christmastime to be hacked.

The first thing I did was to check my bank account and verify I shopped Target between Black Friday weekend and December 15th.  As a regular Target shopper, I was pretty sure that Once I verified I did in fact shop at Target, I became concerned.  I went online and verified my bank information had not been compromised.  I could certainly contact my bank and request new debit cards, however if you were planning to use that card for Christmas shopping, the card will be canceled and you will have no access to your credit or debit card until the new one arrives, probably well after the new year.  This is troublesome for many families.

Banks are stepping up protect their customers, however this help may hinder those who are last minute Christmas shoppers.  Chase and Citibank have both limited customer accounts to some extent.  Chase has over 200,000 customers impacted and they have imposed a $100 limit to cash withdrawals and $300 in total purchases per day if you shopped at Target during the time the accounts were hacked.  Approximately one third of Chase banks plan to be open this Sunday, right before Christmas to help bank customers handle any issues.

If you believe you shopped in a brick and mortar US Target store, you may want to contactphoto 2 your bank and cancel your credit or debit card.  Contact your bank if you are unsure how to proceed.

I am Lynette Henk, Ripped & Rich distributor. I get paid to share the Ripped & Rich get fit and weight loss program and help others grow a successful business.  I can be reached at (877) 208-8172, at [email protected] or at GetRippedandRichNow.com.

Chase Bank opens Sunday to deal with Target Card Hack. NBC news http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/22/22007524-chase-bank-opens-sunday-to-deal-with-target-card-hack

 

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Procter & Gamble Company Recall of Eukanuba & Iams Dry Dog & Cat Food

me2If you feed your cat or dog Eukanuba dry dog food or Iams dry dog or cat food, it is important that you verify that your pets dog food is not affected by the Procter  & Gamble voluntary recall.  The FDA announced the recall by Procter & Gamble on August 14th, 2013 for Eukanuba dry dog food as well as Iams dry dog and cat food due to salmonella risk. View the recalled lot and upc code here.  P&G is recalling the product out of an abundance of caution. Consumers who purchased a product listed below should stop using the product and discard it and contact P&G toll-free at 800-208-0172 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST).

According to the FDA recall announcement, “Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.”

Lynette Henk is an avid pet lover of a border collie, experienced consultant, social media pro and mommy blogger. She gave up the corporate grind working at Fortune 500 GE Capital and Chicago based uBid Online Auction to raise her three boys and work from home. From the Chicago area, she now resides in sunny SW Florida.  Mother to three young men and an advocate for those suffering with special needs including autism. She shares ways to improve health through nutrition and increased antioxidants. Lynette coaches individuals who desire to build a healthy chocolate business network from home. Lynette is available at (877) 208-8172, at [email protected] or at MyChocolateSolution.com.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm365154.htm

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