Before snoozing on your new mattress, there are a few safeguards you should acquaint yourself with first.
New mattresses sold in the United States must meet specific safety standards set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
To ensure consumers know important safety information, many mattress manufacturers attach a Safety Hangtag to their products. This hangtag is distributed by the Sleep Products Safety Council (the product safety and research arm of the International Sleep Products Association). Here’s what the council suggests: