Extremely dangerous glass fibers in Zinus mattresses

By Shaniqua Williams

Posted on April 27th, 2021

Over recent months, many people filed a lawsuit against Zinus, a manufacturer of mattresses that contain glass fibers as a fire retardant. The plaintiffs were severely injured by the glass fibers in their mattresses. If you were also injured by a Zinus mattress, we encourage you to join the class-action lawsuit.

Founded in 2004, Zinus is a company that primarily manufactures mattresses. However, their products contain glass fibers as a fire retardant, which may pose a great health threat to consumers if they remove the outer cover of the mattress. Manufacturers of mattresses are required under Federal Law to include a fire retardant in their products. While in the past, companies would add various chemicals in mattresses as fire retardants, this is no longer the case, as those were found to endanger the health of consumers.

It is worthy of note that glass fibers are very cheap to purchase, which is why manufacturers such as Zinus choose to use this fire retardant. The mattresses of Zinus contain a shocking amount of 62% glass fibers. So far, Zinus has sold mattresses with glass fibers to over 15 million consumers, which is very alarming, as the company failed to warn their customers of the dangers of exposure to glass fibers.

While the majority of mattresses that contain glass fibers have no zipper on their outer cover to shield people from exposure to glass fibers, the mattresses of Zinus have a zipper, which signals to people that it is alright to remove the outer cover for washing. Furthermore, the label of their mattresses does not provide any warning with regard to the danger of removing the outer cover and exposure to glass fibers.

As a consequence, numerous consumers have removed the outer cover of their Zinus mattress to wash it, subsequently contaminating their entire house with glass fibers. For this reason, the company can be held liable for negligence, and people who suffered injuries related to exposure to glass fibers are entitled to financial compensation. Moreover, the retailers who sold the defective mattresses are also listed as defendants in the class-action lawsuit against Zinus, which are Target Corporation, Amazon.com, LLC, Walmart, Inc., Wayfair LLC, and eBay Inc.

What health problems can exposure to glass fibers from Zinus mattresses cause?

In addition to contaminating the entire house, glass fibers are also dangerous for our health, as they are extremely small and can easily penetrate the skin, with people often requiring surgery to have the pieces of glass removed from their bodies.

However, exposure to glass fibers can also occur through inhalation and ingestion, which may cause severe health problems. The following are the injuries you can sustain following exposure to glass fibers from Zinus mattresses:

It is worthy of note that the risk of exposure is present even for people who do not remove the outer cover of their Zinus mattress, as, over the years, the glass fibers will break down and potentially stick through the mattress cover and reach your skin.

While glass fibers are not a carcinogen, they can still cause severe health problems, which is why people whose health was affected by using a Zinus mattress are eligible for compensation from the manufacturer.

Quality legal assistance for people injured by the glass fibers in Zinus mattresses

Our law firm has over 25 years of experience pursuing compensation for people injured by toxic agents and defective products. Therefore, we have the necessary knowledge and resources to help you recover the money you deserve from Zinus if your health was affected by their mattress. We will gather all the necessary documents for you to join the class-action lawsuit against the company. The only documents we will need from you are evidence of you owning a Zinus mattress and proof of injury.

After the class-action lawsuit is approved, you will receive the maximum compensation available for your injury if you choose to work with our skilled legal team. We will strive to obtain the most favorable outcome for your case, free of charge, unless we recover financial compensation on your behalf.