Monday, September 23, 2013

Why does bedding have a tag that says "Not to Be Removed Except By Consumer?"

Back in the day, mattresses came stuffed with nasty stuff.

Not my modern mattress! All new material, baby.
Secondhand stuffing could carry contaminants: lice, bedbugs, chemicals, you name it. Gross.

So many states, pursuant to their police powers to regulate the health, safety, and welfare of their citizens, passed bedding labeling laws to inform consumers whether their bedding was made from new or recycled materials.

Thanks to the "except by the consumer" language, you are free to remove the tag yourself. However, some mattress manufacturers require the "law tag" to be included in a warranty claim.

Somebody should get Mickey Morelli a lawyer. He's a wrongly convicted man.

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