Jepsen: No Evidence Of Bedbugs in Sleepy's Mattresses

The Hartford Courant
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The state attorney general's office has found no evidence that Sleepy's LLC sold used mattresses or mattresses infested with bedbugs.

"My office has now closed the investigation and will take no further action at this time," Attorney General George Jepsen wrote in letter Monday to the mattress retailer's attorney. It was releaded Wednesday.

The investigation was launched in 2009 by former Attorney General Richard Blumenthal after his office received several consumer complaints about the quality of mattresses sold in Connecticut by the Bethpage, N.Y., company.

The state's investigation found that consumer complaints were handled according to manufacturer warranties, and that there was no evidence of bedbug infestation of Sleepy's warehouses or delivery trucks, which are fumigated regularly.

Sleepy's also provided information that it has a system in place so returned and new mattresses are not mixed.