When we think of our bed, we picture something soft and cozy. It’s our safe place where we can finally relax and wind down for the day. What we don’t think about when we curl up on our mattress is the potential danger we’re stirring up underneath all that cushioning—and what could happen if that chaos escaped into our homes.
To safeguard its consumers, Zinus, Inc. includes glass fibers as a fire retardant in the production of its bed-in-the-box mattresses. What it hasn’t done is properly defend families against or warn them about the shards of glass that can fly free when the outer mattress cover is removed for washing. And once those fibers hit the air, they can immediately embed themselves in furniture, carpeting and even skin, endangering a family’s health for years to come.
In spring 2020, the attorneys at Cueto Law filed a class action lawsuit against Zinus and its partner retailers to help consumers recover damages due to the health ramifications and clean-up costs of unsecured glass fibers in the company’s popular mattresses.
Cueto Law filed a proposed class action lawsuit in federal court.
We are currently awaiting the approval of class certification.
Once we receive certification, we will invite anyone who is entitled to compensation to become a class member.
If you would like to be notified once the class certification is approved, please click here to fill out a consent form.
Clients we have talked to have experienced a range of issues including hives, trouble breathing, itchy/irritated skin, and the devastating destruction of their homes and personal property.
An Arizona family spent tens of thousands of dollars repairing their home and replacing precious possessions due to a fiberglass nightmare. Cueto Law has received hundreds of phone calls from families who have been injured and/or financially impacted by the fiberglass in their mattress.
Like many mattress companies, Zinus weaves glass fibers into the inner cover of its mattresses to enhance the product’s ability to stand up to fire. Those fibers remain intact as long as the structure of the mattress is stable, and the outer cover is left on. However, if the outer cover is ripped or if it is removed for washing, it can allow millions of glass shards to escape into the bedroom, and with help from the HVAC system, eventually into every room of the home.
Because of their microscopic size, glass fibers can coat furniture, surfaces and flooring, meaning there’s no way for a family to avoid touching or inhaling the painful particles. To safely return to their home, families must hire a professional cleaning service, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars.
Health issues associated with glass fiber exposure include:
Until recently, Zinus did nothing to caution consumers about the risk of removing the outer cover. Not only is the cover designed with a zipper, which indicates the ability to remove it for cleaning, but its tag did not include a warning about the dangers of exposure to the inner cover or the injuries that could occur. According to the suit filed by Cueto Law, Zinus knew about the defect for more than eight months before it publicly responded to complaints from consumers through its website, informing them the cover wasn’t washable.
If you have experienced issues, it is important to track your expenses.
If you have not experienced issues, you could still be eligible for a refund.
Since Cueto Law filed the Zinus lawsuit in Illinois, families from across the country who have been impacted by the company’s negligence have joined the fight for justice. If you’ve been exposed to glass shards from your Zinus mattress after removing the outer cover and are experiencing any health issues or faced with overwhelming clean-up costs, contact the attorneys at Cueto Law today.
Your consultation is completely free, and you don’t pay unless your case against Zinus is settled or won. For more information, please call 618-227-9314.