Woman Finds Bedbug-Ridden Old Mattress Inside New Mattress
So, yeah, even the mattress you thought was brand-new is apparently not safe
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2014 3:44 PM CST
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(Newser) – If this isn't enough to scare you off from ever purchasing another mattress, we're not sure what would do the trick. A Phoenix mother bought two mattresses from Mattresses 101 last November; they appeared to be new, complete with plastic coverings, but two and a half months later, Allison Kiefer found a bedbug. She called an exterminator, who noticed the mattresses were extremely heavy, so he ripped one of them open—and found another mattress, this one ridden with bedbugs, inside. Mattresses 101 insists it sells only new mattresses and does not have a bedbug problem, but it refunded Kiefer and paid for the exterminator, AZFamily.com reports.

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Feb 12, 2014 11:47 AM CST
This sounds like another one of those fake fabricated newser stories.
Feb 11, 2014 11:00 PM CST
Just...why?? Is a mattress that expensive to make that you have to cut corners by putting an old mattress inside of a new cover? Just confused by why anyone would do this.
Feb 11, 2014 9:59 PM CST
I would be in jail right now after I scratched someones' eyes out and kicked them in the groan. It sounds like an admission of guilt when they paid for the mattress and exterminator. Sleep tight