What is the cost of removing the fiberglass released in your house by a Zinus mattress?

By Shaniqua Williams

Posted on July 18th, 2021

By now, more and more people are becoming aware of the danger of fiberglass in the Zinus mattresses. However, in the unfortunate event that your home was contaminated with fiberglass released by your Zinus mattress, you may wonder how much it costs to have it professionally removed from your house.

In March 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Zinus, a manufacturer of mattresses that contain 62% fiberglass as a fire retardant, as their products contaminated the homes of numerous consumers, as well as greatly affected their health. The first plaintiffs in this lawsuit, which is currently awaiting the approval of class certification, were a couple from Illinois. They bought a Zinus memory foam mattress from Walmart for their children in the summer of 2019. Approximately 6 months later, they removed the outer cover of the mattress, which had a zipper, indicating that it was alright to take it out to wash it. What they did not know was that, while their children were jumping on the exposed inner layer of the mattress, millions of fibers of glass came off the mattress, contaminating their entire home.

Not only was their house contaminated with fiberglass, but all of the family members noticed irritation and itchiness of the skin the next morning. Furthermore, their skin was covered with tiny, hard-to-see shards of glass. Eventually, the fiberglass in their skin caused dermatitis, a very serious skin condition, and the father had to have several pieces of glass surgically removed from his neck. Alarmingly, this case is far from being isolated, as hundreds, if not thousands, of Zinus mattresses owners have recently experienced the same or even worse property damage and injuries. For this reason, if your home was also contaminated by the fiberglass in a Zinus mattress or if your health was affected by it, we strongly encourage you to join the pending class-action lawsuit against the company.

What is the cost of having the fiberglass professionally removed from your home?

Firstly, if you experienced property damage as a result of a Zinus mattress releasing fiberglass in your house, you must not attempt to clean up your home on your own under any circumstances, as you may actually worsen the extent of the contamination. Instead, you should hire a licensed, professional team to carry out this job for you. Depending on the extent of the damage and the size of your house, the cost of the cleanup ranges between $2,000 and $10,000. For many families, this means a fortune, which is another reason why they are highly advised to join the class-action lawsuit against the company, as they will most likely obtain financial compensation if they work with a knowledgeable and competent lawyer.

The damage the fiberglass in Zinus mattresses may cause to your house can be tremendous, and the fact that some families ended up homeless due to the uninhabitable condition of their homes is a sad reality. Many of the clients whose cases we have taken up so far involve homelessness and the family being needed to get rid of most if not all of their belongings. While the idea of giving up everything you own because of fiberglass contamination may sound far-fetched, sometimes, if the extent of contamination is extreme, you have no other option left. We cannot stress enough the importance of joining the lawsuit to recover at least a part of your financial resources.

If you decide to be a plaintiff in the lawsuit against Zinus, you will recover compensation for the following:

  • injuries: usually, if fiberglass was released in your bedroom by a Zinus mattress, you will most likely suffer one or more injuries, such as shards of glass becoming embedded in your skin, allergic reactions, or skin rashes
  • property damage: the ability of fiberglass to contaminate your living space should not be underestimated, as for numerous families, it resulted in homelessness, which is why, if the mattress released fiberglass in one or more rooms of your home, you will also receive compensation to cover up the cleanup costs

The company will also be held accountable for the following:

  • product defect: while Zinus mattresses have a label that advises consumers against removing the outer cover of the product, the outer cover of the mattress still has a zipper, which indicates that it is not dangerous to remove it for laundering
  • failure to warn: the company had been aware of the issue of fiberglass contamination approximately 8 months prior to releasing a warning when a consumer asked on their website, "Can I wash my Zinus mattress cover?" and the manufacturer replied, "Our mattresses are self-contained wonder delivery systems! Removing the mattress cover could jeopardize that system. The mattress cover isn't washable, and removing it could inhibit the fire safety barrier, so please always leave the cover on."

Join the class-action lawsuit against Zinus with the assistance of our specialized attorneys

If you or your family were injured by the fiberglass released in your home by a Zinus mattress, we strongly advise you to join the class-action lawsuit against the company that is currently pending. Not only will becoming a plaintiff help you recover financial compensation for your injuries and property damage, but it will also hold the company liable for negligence. Our attorneys, who have over 25 years of experience, will make the legal process as easy as possible for you, and you are bound to obtain the maximum compensation available if you choose to work with our law firm.