Anaheim, CA asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Products Liability for California

Q: My 2018 Mattress, I never removed cover noticed it is now leaking glass. Daughter complains of itching, what can I do??

I bought the Modway Caroline mattress on Amazon 2018, my daughter slept on it for 1 year. Then went to sleeping on my bed. She does complain of itchy back, on and off. I am pregnant and having my third child thus purchasing them a new bunk bed+crib. After reading all these reviews about fiberglass. I decided to go back and check the matress I originally bought. And lo and behold it says nothing about fiberglass on website. But it does on the tag on the mattress. I have never removed the cover so I am upset that they were deceptive and now I see the sheets are shiny and the metal back of the bed shows fibers. I am at a loss of what to do. I want to toss it but I am afraid it will spread more fibers. Thinking back my daughter has had bronchitis and used an inhaler now I wonder if its because of this toxic mattress.Edited to add that we have not yet seen a dr. For the girls to be checked as I just noticed this issue. I have not yet found any service to help clean

3 Lawyer Answers
Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: you should sit down with a personal injury lawyer who can look into what your options are... especially with your daughter have bronchitis. good luck to you and your family.

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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: more info needed.

i have had several calls about fiberglass in the mattress in the last year.

i had never heard of it before.

if injuries are serious enough a personal injury lawyer might take the case.

fiberglass is very serious and can do a lot of harm.

if there is a case it would be nice to preserve the evidence but if you do take precautions so you do get injured while doing so.

wear a mask.

tell your daughter's doc about the fiberglass to help his/her diagnosis.

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Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Los Altos, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If this harmed your child it would be a travesty.

It's not clear how many people, yourself included,

would have avoided purchasing the product if it

was advertised as having fiberglass in it? Still, some

number of people may have opted to purchase a

different product, especially in health conscious

California. You will as noted, have to find a link or

a connection between the fiberglass and the physical

problem(s). Definitely seek out help and do so

quickly as there is a two year statute of limitations

(which may be tolled for a bit, but do not count on it)

in which to bring such a claim.

Good luck with it.

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