If you bought a Tempur-Pedic mattress or pillows without knowing they contained formaldehyde and other volatile organic chemicals, you may be entitled to compensation by joining a class action against Tempur-Pedic.
Tempur-Pedic claims that its mattresses and pillows are “free of harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds) such as formaldehyde and CFC (chlorofluorocarbon)—harsh chemicals that can trigger allergies and asthma.” But testing shows that it’s just not true.
Formaldehyde Found in Tempur-Pedic Mattresses and Pillows
Laboratory testing has identified formaldehyde and other unwanted chemicals in Tempur-Pedic mattresses and pillows.
Formaldehyde is a volatile organic compound (VOC) that is a known human carcinogen. Formaldehyde is known to cause a number of cancers in humans:
• Nasopharyngeal cancer,
• Sinonasal (nasal and paranasal) cancer, and
• Leukemia—especially myeloid leukemia—and other lymphohematopoietic cancers.
Exposure to Formaldehyde from Tempur-Pedic Products
A major source of airborne formaldehyde exposure in the general population is offgassing from home-furnishing and consumer products. Offgassing of formaldehyde from Tempur-Pedic products raises possible health concerns for those who own and sleep on Tempur-Pedic mattresses and pillows.