Mattress scam warning issued
Consumers are being warned to be on the lookout for a new mattress scam that seems to be sweeping the nation. The National Bed Federation (NBF) believes hundreds, if not thousands, of so-called 'bargain mattresses' are being sold across the country each week. So be aware.
The scam sees supposedly new 'bargain' mattresses sold from the back of vans, with concerns people could be buying highly unsafe and flammable mattresses that could also be crawling with germs, mites and bugs.
The warning comes from the NBF alongside Trading Standards as it officially launches a new mark of approval designed to protect consumers from the scam. To accompany the logo's launch, the NBF and Trading Standards released the following film:
The new 'NBF Approved' logo scheme has been introduced, aimed at reassuring consumers that the mattress they are buying is safe, clean and exactly what it says it is. The new logo scheme follows months of vigorous independent auditing of the association's members to ensure they follow the procedures that comply with flammability, health and hygiene and trade descriptions regulations.