Anyone who had their property contaminated or was injured from the fiberglass in their mattress.
What’s Going On?
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether lawsuits can be filed against the makers and sellers of fiberglass mattresses for releasing dangerous products into the marketplace without adequate warnings.
What’s the Danger of Fiberglass Mattresses?
If a mattress containing fiberglass, which is used as a fire retardant, has its cover removed, it’s possible that tiny fiberglass particles can be sent into the air and ultimately contaminate nearly every surface in the home. Side effects including coughing, eye itchiness and stomach upset have also been linked to fiberglass exposure.
How You Can Help This Investigation
If the fiberglass from your mattress contaminated your home and/or caused injuries, fill out the form on this page and share your story. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org need to speak to as many people as possible as part of their investigation.
How Could a Class Action Lawsuit Help?
Class action lawsuits, if successful, could provide consumers with money back for the costs associated with cleanup and remediation, alternate housing, the replacement of contaminated items, and more.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to speak to anyone who was injured or had their property contaminated from the fiberglass in their mattress.
A growing number of consumers have reported that they were injured or forced to find alternate housing after tiny glass particles from their mattresses completely contaminated their homes. Zinus has been hit with multiple class action lawsuits over the dangers associated with fiberglass mattresses – and attorneys working with ClassAction.org believe that additional consumers may have been injured including by mattresses manufactured by Zinus, and those manufactured and sold by other brands.
If you suffered injuries or had your home contaminated from a fiberglass-containing mattress, help this investigation by filling out the form on this page and telling us what happened. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org need to hear from as many people as possible, so do not hesitate to get in touch today.
Lawsuits Say Mattress Companies Failed to Warn of Fiberglass Dangers
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are specifically looking into claims that some mattress manufacturers and sellers failed to properly warn consumers of the safety issues related to fiberglass mattresses – and may have even invited consumers to use the products in such a way that put them at a greater risk for injuries and property contamination.
All mattresses sold in the United States must contain a fire-retardant “sock” or “sleeve” under the mattress’s cover. This protective layer helps keep the mattress from catching fire – and potentially slows a fire’s spread.
Several types of fibers can be used as flame retardants, but it has been alleged some mattress manufacturers chose the cheaper alternative in fiberglass.
Removing the cover of a fiberglass-containing mattress can present certain risks. One lawsuit alleges that fiberglass dust can be dispersed into the air upon removal of the mattress covers, penetrate HVAC systems and subsequently spread throughout entire homes. This lawsuit claims that many families suffered potentially irreversible damages, including to washing machines, dryers, clothes, towels, bedding, couches, carpet, tile flooring, drywall, electronics, bedding, miscellaneous furniture, and cars.
Other health effects linked to fiberglass exposure include rashes, eye redness, and irritation of the nose, throat, and stomach.
It has also been alleged that fiberglass can break over time – potentially within weeks of use – and leak through the sheets, even when the mattress is being used as intended.
Despite these risks, some companies, including Zinus, have allegedly failed to always provide consumers with the safety information they need upon purchasing a mattress containing fiberglass – and even encouraged cover removal by including a zipper in the mattress’s design and providing cleaning instructions that required the outer layer to be taken off.
How Could a Class Action Lawsuit Help Me?
If successful, class action lawsuits filed over the harmful effects of fiberglass mattresses could provide consumers with money back for the costs associated with:
Cleanup and remediation
The replacement of contaminated items, including furniture, clothing, etc.
One family in the class action mentioned above, who purchased a mattress from Walmart, claim that their home “was blanketed with the same hard-to-see, little shards of glass” and that they “were forced to move from their home due to the contamination.” This family suffered economic damages, because they had to replace the contaminated personal items and furnishings, pay for temporary lodging, and cleaning costs.
What Brands Are Under Investigation?
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking into a variety of mattress brands, including those that were sold via online retailers, such as Amazon.com, and brick-and-mortar retail stores.
Mattress Complaints: Fiberglass “Everywhere”
The following is a sample of complaints posted online from consumers who had fiberglass from a mattress contaminate their property [sic throughout, emphasis ours]:
I cannot tell you how disappointed I am. The bed sleeps great but suddenly last night we started to feel itchy, breaking out in rashes and then discovered it was shedding fiber glass thru the cover and our sheets. It's all over our bedding, our room because we stripped the bed trying to figure out what was going on. We just bought 2 waterproof covers to see if that helps. We haven't had this matress a year even.” — Patricia, Lucid Latex Hybrid Memory Foam Mattress buyer, Amazon.com
Omg.. we bought this mattress in March this year.. now 5 months later I take the cover off to wash it and we took a while to put it back on and have been sleeping on it without the cover.. all of a sudden our whole family started getting itchy.. my nose/back of throat started having issues.. I looked up the reviews on this mattress and found out the company is getting sued for not telling all of the harmful materials they use. I’m so scared for my family at this point. I threw out the mattress just now as soon as I found this info out. I hope I wasn’t too late for any long term health effects for my husband, my babies and myself.” — Rebecca, F. Vibe Gel Memory Foam Mattress buyer, Amazon.com
I made the mistake of taking the mattress cover off to wash it thinking it would be okay and I wish I never had. There is fiberglass everywhere and on all of my clothes. Not only do I not have the money to replace the mattress, I also have no means to throw out everything and buy new stuff. No where on the product page does it disclose that they use fiberglass and to not remove the cover if ships with.” — Fernando Q., Vibe Gel Memory Foam Mattress buyer, Amazon.com
I, without realizing my Zinus mattress had fiberglass on its inside which seems so obvious now, foolishly cleaned the mattress cover. I have a small apartment and laid the mattress down in the middle of the living room to place the cover back down. I realized last night that fiberglass shards were covering my bed, my bedding and blankets, pillows, as well as the rug and loveseat in my living room.” — ochemnewbie, Zinus mattress customer, Reddit.com
If you experienced problems like those described above, fill out the form on this page and share your story.
After you get in touch, one of the attorneys handling this investigation may reach out to you directly to ask you a few questions and to explain why you might be owed money from your mattress’s manufacturer.