A friend recently told us about a relative who, after seeing a story on the news, checked their Sleep Number bed and found black mold. Surprised that we hadn't heard about this before, we did a little research...
We found quite a lot about it online. Here are just a few links to reviews and other similar tales of woe: CBS5 (and here, too), KATU, ConsumerAffairs.com, The Consumerist. There are also complaints of mold on epinions.
A class action lawsuit has been filed. Click here for more information.
According to Select Comfort, they started treating their beds with a reformulated antimicrobial agent in 2005. Click here to go to the section of Select Comfort's website where mold is discussed.
We have a hunch, however, that any mattress has the potential for mold. After our own horrific mold experience (and resulting extreme chemical sensitivity), what do we do? Stay tuned, that's another post.