Skip to comments.Tennessee State Lawmaker Wants Used Mattress Enforcement
Posted on 11/22/2010 6:48:00 PM PST by The Magical Mischief Tour
A state lawmaker now wants changes after seeing what a NewsChannel 5 investigation uncovered about used mattresses being sold as new.
NewsChannel 5 Investigates sent undercover shoppers into stores to buy mattresses where employees assured us the mattresses were brand new. But we discovered they weren't new at all. Not only had other people had slept on these mattresses, but one mattress we purchased turned out to be really disgusting.
"I'm offended by that," said state Sen. Joe Haynes, D- Nashville. "I think it's gross. This is deplorable."
Haynes got the law passed four years ago that was supposed to protect consumers. But our undercover investigation found it's simply not working.
"Our intention was to ensure the consumer that they would know what they were buying when they walked in," Hayes recalled.
The law says stores must attach large yellow tags to used mattresses so shoppers know the bed has been used. But, in the stores we visited, we didn't see a single yellow tag -- even though the stores later admitted they do sell used mattresses.
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They’ll need an independent force will police powers. 911 won’t be effective against this kind of crime.
They’ll need an independent force with police powers. 911 won’t be effective against this kind of crime.
I used to joke about “recycling”, particularly to some of my neighbors for whom recycling was almost a creed. Lately, I haven't seen or heard much of those ads ... lots of news every day about the bedbugs, though.
I think the politicians and bureaucrat regulators have been lying down on the job.
This is NOT the sort of law to pass without sleeping on it first.
What difference does it make if it’s used. You just put a sheet on it and who’ll know.
which of them has the deal where you get a free try out and if you don’t like the mattress,they come and take it back,—you’re not charged a thing...aand supposedly these same mattresses are destroyed ?
yeah,right . sets costing thousands get trashed.
There was a show I watched, (not network cause I don’t watch network except for NCIS) but when the coverings were taken off some of the mattress’s they were really gross with human stains. No cut rate store for a mattress for me...
Oh, c’mon. At least they’re not animal stains. Put an extra sheet on. Or a plastic drop cloth. Out of sight, out of mind.
The only exception is from a family member, it keeps the stain in the family....LOL
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