FTC Settles With Mattress Sellers Over VOC Claims

Law360, New York (November 14, 2013, 4:46 PM EST) -- The Federal Trade Commission said Thursday it has approved final consent orders settling charges that three mattress sellers lacked scientific evidence to back up their claims that their products were free of volatile organic compounds.

The FTC’s complaints, first announced in July against Relief-Mart Inc., Essentia Natural Memory Foam Company Inc. and Ecobaby Organics Inc., charged the companies with making unsupported claims that the mattresses they sell are free of VOCs — carbon-containing compounds that easily evaporate at room temperature and can be harmful to human...
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