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17 Jun 2020 08:07 #1 by HelenaNH
Hello, I hope I’m in the right place for this question.
I purchased a bed in box mattress, let it air out for a week and it’s not up to the specifications as far as height, width etc.
I noticed the date on label says it was made in 2018. And I know mattresses shouldn’t be vacuum sealed that long.
Shouldn’t a new mattress be made somewhat closer to present time? Or is there no laws or anything requiring a new mattress to be manufactured in a certain time frame? Thanks!

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19 Jun 2020 12:56 #2 by Sensei
Replied by Sensei on topic New mattress question:
Hey HelenaNH,

Welcome to The Mattress Underground :) ! Thanks for your question.

I purchased a bed in box mattress, let it air out for a week and it’s not up to the specifications as far as height, width etc. I noticed the date on label says it was made in 2018. And I know mattresses shouldn’t be vacuum sealed that long.


I've got a couple of questions for you before further commenting on this particular question: what bed in a box mattress did you purchase and what are the variances in specs that you have measured? The type components used inside the mattress would make a difference in the amount of time a mattress can remain in a compressed state; some are better suited for being compressed longer amounts of time than others.

Shouldn’t a new mattress be made somewhat closer to present time? Or is there no laws or anything requiring a new mattress to be manufactured in a certain time frame? Thanks!


Currently, there are no laws requiring a manufacturer to sell compressed mattresses within a certain time frame, production times are generally very close to shipping and distribution, as well as inventory turnover being fairly fast-paced in this category. Looking forward to hearing more on your BB situation, HelenaNH and hope this helps ;) .

Thanks,
Sensei

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