Councils issue warning over 'filthy and unhygenic' fake mattresses
Complaints about fake branded mattresses that are a fire risk and often filthy inside have soared, leading to a public warning from councils.
The Local Government Association (LGA) is warning that the "van scam" mattresses are often simply old and discarded mattresses that have been recovered and repackaged to look like new.
Those already seized had fake fire-resistant labels, typically failed fire safety tests and were often "filthy and unhygienic" inside.
One council had reported a tenfold increase in reports of doorstep traders offering fake branded mattresses for... read more
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