Friday, October 5, 2018

Gong to the Mattresses

By Karen Robes Meeks

More than 300 potentially unsafe mattresses were recently seized by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Port of Tacoma. The mattresses, which are valued at over $50,000, were pulled because of “consumer safety concerns for the flammability of materials used in the manufacturing process,” according to the CBP.

“CBP is focused on identifying and intercepting imported consumer products that do not meet our country’s consumer product safety standards,” said Mark Wilkerson, director of CBP’s Area Port of Seattle. “The enforcement of US consumer safety laws at our ports of entry is, and will continue to be, a high-priority. The importation of unsafe consumer products threatens the well-being of the American people and can damage the economy of the United States.”