Facts about Fiberglass in Mattresses

Mattresses are supposed to be a place to rest and relax. Sadly, many families have had their lives upended after their Zinus mattress leaked fiberglass and contaminated their home. Read on to learn more facts about fiberglass in mattresses.

Fiberglass is a common component of many mattresses and acts as a needed fire retardant. However, Zinus LLC, a common bed-in-a-box mattress manufacturer, did not adequately warn their customers of the fiberglass inside their mattress and its problems with leaking and contamination. Additionally, we believe Zinus mattresses are defectively designed which resulted in fiberglass contamination. 

When consumers removed the zippable mattress cover to wash it, fiberglass was released into their homes. Sometimes fiberglass contamination occurred even if consumers did not remove the cover.

What to be aware of about Fiberglass

Fiberglass consists of small, almost invisible, pieces of glass, and when released in the air of a family home, can cause damage to the occupants of the home, their pets, and their property.

Common damage Fiberglass causes include

  • Rashes on skin
  • Eye irritation
  • Stomach problems
  • Soreness of the nose and throat
  • Stomach irritation
  • Bronchitis and Asthma from long term exposure

For more information on fiberglass from Illinois state please click here. 

In addition to the medical concerns, families have also been burdened with expensive cleaning procedures, including replacing HVAC systems and throwing away all soft materials in their homes.

Expenses include

  • Medical bills
  • Professional Cleaning
  • Replacing Soft Items 
    • Clothing
    • Bedding
    • Towels
    • Upholstered furniture 
    • Carpets and Rugs
    • Soft toys
    • And More
  • Replacing HVAC Systems
  • Temporary Housing
  • Vet Bills
  • And More

If you have experienced fiberglass contamination

If fiberglass has been released into your home from any mattress, as companies other than Zinus have had these same problems, contact your doctor if you feel ill, save all invoices and receipts of your expenses and contact Cueto Law at 618-227-1554 

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