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Flammable mattress recall

Relaxsan futon mattress distributor General Traders has been forced to recall a lot of its own Rush Easy single roll-up foam mattresses as soon as they neglected the flammability regulations. Derbyshire Trading Standards purchased a futon mattress in the Ilkestone Co-op section shop that was analyzed by West Yorkshire Materials Testing and discovered it had […]

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Bedding debuts in Dallas Englander Co will display its mattresses

Englander Co. will display its mattresses at the Summer Home Furnishings Market in Dallas, TX, beginning Jul 11, 1992. The manufacturer was previously represented by its licensee in the show’s National Bedding Center. Value-added features are expected to be the focus of the show, especially mid-priced innerspring and flotation beds with extra features and high-contour […]

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Sleep Safety Council slates emission tests

The Sleep Products Safety Council (SPSC) has selected the Research Triangle Institute to conduct emissions tests on a random sample of mattresses and especially twin size futon mattresses to evaluate them for potential health hazards. SPSC decided to select an independent research organization after news reported by a Philadelphia television station reported earlier in 1993 […]

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Future of Dallas Bedding Center in doubt

The National Bedding Center, located on the 13th floor in the World Trade Center, within the Dallas Market Center (DMC), may be forced to close its doors if the traffic does not improve. Attendance at the DMC for the first three days of the market was down 5% to 5,000 from 1992 attendance records. The […]

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Mattress subcontract upheaval; in a rebuff to Sealy, Sears shifts private label Sears-O-Pedic business to Spring Air

Sears, Roebuck and Co, in a surprise move, has given its private label Sears-O-Pedic business to Spring Air Co. Sealy Inc. originally had the $35 million contract, but Sears claims the mattress manufacturer’s Posturepedic line too closely resembles the Sears-O-Pedic. Spring Air has promised to set up a dedicated marketing, sales and customer service staff […]

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‘All American’ mattress push; 40 Winks sparks grass-roots revival of sleep sale promotion

40 Winks sparks grass-roots revival of sleep sale promotion WESTMONT, N.J.– While Fourth of July weekend promotions are a retailing tradition, 40 Winks, a seven-unit sleep shop based here, is aiming to extend the fireworks through the end of the month by starting a grass-roots effort to resurrect a national “All American” mattress & queen […]

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