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Stearns & Foster Mattress, mildew odor.

Mamie writes:images (2)

 I have had a new Stearns and Foster bed for almost 2 

weeks now. As time goes by I am smelling a musty, mildew odor on the 

sides of the mattress. It seems worse when I lift up the comforter and 

smell the cotton sheets. Any thoughts. Thank you! Mamie

Hi Mamie,

That odor can be from one of two causes. 

Many S&F mattresses have memory foam inside of them. This material emits toxic fumes from the toxic chemicals it’s made from…which can easily be mistaken for mildew. 

Or, your mattress could have been stored in a warehouse, where it may have picked up some moisture. In which case, it could actually be mildew.

Check the white label that is sewn into one of the seems at the head of the mattress. It will show the date of manufacture. If that date is months older than your date of delivery, it could be mildew. 

However, knowing the cause is of little value to you. Whichever it is, it posses a health hazard to you and your family.

Call your retailer immediately to have this rectified.

If you can, opt for a mattress with NO memory foam in it.



Thanks, Pete

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