Editor’s note: The story below was based on an article in Remodeling that incorrectly stated prosecutors in the suit argued that Lowe’s had labelled dimensional lumber as 2x4s that weren’t actually 2 inches thick and 4 inches wide. That information has been corrected in an updated article.
From the department of “This is a Joke—Right?” comes news of a lawsuit that was recently settled in California. Representatives from the state’s local weights and measures division visited a Lowe’s store and noticed 2x4s were labeled “2x4”—instead of their actual dimensions. The result? A consumer protection lawsuit was filed to protect consumers who are not aware that 2x4s measure 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Read more.