Posted on May 03rd, 2021
Recently, there has been a class-action lawsuit filed against Zinus, a company located in San Leandro, California, which is a manufacturer of mattresses. The reason behind the lawsuit is that their products release dangerous fibers of glass in the room if the outer cover of the mattress is removed for washing.
Although the class action against Zinus was filed in the spring of 2020 in federal court, it is still pending, as it is awaiting the approval of class certification. When people remove the outer cover of the mattress for washing, which has a zipper that signals to the user that this is alright to do, fiberglass is immediately released into the room, thereby contaminating the house.
In the meantime, while waiting to join the class-action lawsuit, individuals whose homes were contaminated with glass fibers from the defective mattresses may wonder how they can remove it.
Because fibers of glass are extremely small and have rough edges, they can easily become embedded in fabrics, such as those covering furniture like couches, armchairs, and carpets. For this reason, it is not advisable that you take to the task yourself.
Instead, you will need to hire a certified team of professionals to take care of the damage. While this may cost you a considerable sum of money, it is definitely worth it, as exposure to fiberglass can cause severe irritation of the skin and eyes.
Furthermore, if you continue living in a home contaminated with fibers of glass, you will unavoidably inhale some of them, which may lead to serious health problems such as lung damage. Similarly, if you ingest fiberglass, this may cause stomach irritation.
Regardless of the route of exposure, having pieces of glass in your body is certainly not good. Not only does a team of professionals have the necessary equipment to remove the fibers of glass from your home, but it also has the necessary training in this respect. While they are taking care of the damage, you should find a temporary place to stay, as the process can take up to several days to complete.
The cost of fiberglass removal varies greatly depending on your state of residence, the size of your house, the experience of the team, and the extent of the damage. However, it usually ranges between $2,000 and $10,000.
When choosing the company whose team you want to hire to remove the fibers of glass from your home, you should pay close attention to their experience and should not agree to work with beginners, as removing fiberglass is a very tedious and challenging process that only experienced professionals can properly carry out.
Before hiring the company, you should search their website and find out when it was founded and the price they request for the cleanup of fiberglass. If the offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Therefore, you should proceed with caution and do your research before deciding who to hire for this demanding task. It is not a good idea to attempt removing the fiberglass on your own, as you can easily end up further contaminating your home.
Here are a few companies you can contact for cleaning up your fiberglass contamination:
If you bought a Zinus mattress whose outer cover you removed for washing and your house was contaminated with fiberglass, you may be eligible for joining the class-action lawsuit that is currently pending against Zinus.
With over 25 years of experience in helping people injured by toxic exposure and defective products recover the financial compensation they deserve, our legal team will provide you with the assistance and representation you need.
The only documents you will have to provide us are evidence of you owning a Zinus mattress and proof of injury due to fiberglass, as your involvement in the legal process will be minimal.
The rest of the paperwork will be efficiently taken care of by our legal experts. Eventually, you will receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to for your injury if you decide to work with our resourceful legal team.