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Defective and dangerous “cooling” mattresses

On Behalf of | Sep 28, 2023 | Personal Injury

A product that promotes coolness yet can result in a fire hazard seems impossible. However, some consumers of certain Cool Gel Memory Foam Mattresses brands are finding out the hard way that it is possible.

Sounding the alarm

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) notified consumers to cease using mattresses from Classic Brands Holdings. Specifically, the Cool Gel Ventilated Memory Foam mattresses that fail to meet mandatory federal flammability standards when it comes to mattresses.

The CPSC announced that owners should stop using and immediately discard mattresses immediately.

Sidestepping federal safety standards is a dangerous gamble. Consumers expect mattresses to be flame retardant as fires involving them can spread quickly and without much warning. The chances of catastrophic injuries and deaths from mattress fires can spread and create an inferno that could spread throughout entire houses.

Vital consumer information

Nearly 22,000 are a part of the recall. Manufactured in Span between January 2021 and August 2022, all types of mattress sizes marked “Cool Gell Memory Foam” on the side were sold in the following e-stores from March 2021 through October 2022:

  • Amazon
  • Home Depot
  • Macy’s
  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Wayfair

CPSC is encouraging consumers to throw out mattresses according to individual municipality and state recycling mandates. The defective mattresses should not be sold or donated. Other incidents or injuries going forward should be reported immediately to the CPSC.

While the importer announced the ceasing of business operations, the damage may already be done for countless consumers just looking for a good night’s sleep.