The fiberglass released by mattresses can cut up your baby’s skin

By Treven Pyles

Posted on May 07th, 2021

A serious cause for concern regarding Zinus mattresses has recently come to light: the fibers of glass that the product can release may severely injure your baby by cutting up their skin. If the health of your child was affected by the fiberglass in a Zinus, Ashley, or Nectar mattress, you might be eligible for compensation.

While Zinus, Ashley, and Nectar insist their mattresses are safe and that they comply with government regulation, more and more people have recently come forward, alleging serious injuries caused by the companies' products. One such case concerns a mother of a 6-month-old daughter, whose skin was cut up by the fiberglass in the Zinus mattress she had been sleeping on. She is part of the class-action lawsuit currently pending against Zinus, awaiting the approval of class certification.

Every morning, Vanessa Gutierrez's daughter was waking up with cuts on her legs and red, blotchy skin, and the reason for her injuries remained a mystery until the woman found that the Zinus mattress Annalia had been sleeping on was leaking fibers of glass. "I started going down to negative reviews on Amazon on the Zinus review for this mattress, and it said fiberglass. And I couldn't believe I was sleeping on it", Gutierrez said, as she had also been using a Zinus mattress.

In the past, manufacturers of mattresses would add various chemicals such as fire retardants to their products. However, due to the high toxicity of those chemicals, they were subsequently forced to find alternatives, one of which is fiberglass.

It is estimated that up to 90% of people in the United States have flame retardant chemicals in their bodies, which is alarming. Since 2007, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission made it mandatory for manufacturers of mattresses to add a fire retardant to their products.

Zinus, along with Ashley and Nectar, is one of the numerous companies whose mattresses contain fiberglass as a fire retardant. Nonetheless, there are safer substitutes to fiberglass that can be added to mattresses, such as the following:

  • pure wool
  • silica
  • kevlar

In the case of the Gutierrez family, the fibers of glass began leaking out of their daughter's Zinus mattress, which is very likely to occur if you remove the outer cover of the product, which even has a zipper that signals to the consumer that it is safe to do so. As a consequence of the leakage of fiberglass, the family's entire home became contaminated with fiberglass, and they had to throw out numerous of their valuable belongings.

"This is our clothes. This is many years of clothes that we accumulated over the years, but it's all trash," Gutierrez said. Therefore, if you have a Zinus, Ashley, or Nectar mattress, you should be very careful with it, and under no circumstances should you remove the outer cover of the product.

Nevertheless, in the unfortunate event that you did, your health was affected, and your house became contaminated, you may be eligible for compensation from the liable company. Our attorneys will help you recover the money you deserve for your distress with minimal involvement on your part in the legal process.

Our skilled lawyers will help you file a claim or join the Zinus lawsuit

Since 1990, our law firm has been pursuing compensation for victims of toxic exposure and defective products. Therefore, it is bound to provide you with quality legal assistance if you or one of your family members was injured by the fiberglass in a Zinus, Ashley, or Nectar mattress. After thoroughly assessing your situation, we will begin working on your case by gathering all the necessary information.

The only documents you will need to send our legal experts are those that prove you own a mattress with fiberglass and evidence of injury caused by the flame retardant. Eventually, you will receive the maximum compensation you are eligible for from the culpable manufacturer if you decide to file your lawsuit or claim with our assistance.