Remove your mattress tag and pay the price! If you’re one of the brave and defiant that have actually done this and have managed to escape the consequences of the law, consider yourself lucky. Well, not really…
This warning tag is there for two reasons:
- To confirm that you’re buying a new product
- To inform you of the fill contents of the mattress
The need for this label surfaced in the early 20th century, when mattresses were being stuffed with sub-standard material that harbored bacteria. The government stepped in and started requiring the contents to be clearly defined on the tags. Previously used mattresses being sold as “new” was also a common problem with some mattress dealers during that time.