Alexandria, Virginia -- The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) said 19 May that it was successful in defeating Colorado legislation that would have repealed the state's bedding law.
Had the law passed, ISPA said, Colorado consumers would no longer have been protected from deceptive marketing, and fire and safety risks posed by unscrupulous mattresses renovators.
A bill was introduced late in Colorado's legislative session to repeal the state's current bedding law and approved in committee; however, the legislature adjourned without voting on the bill, killing it for the year.
ISPA said that, consistent with its efforts to promote strong used mattress laws in all states, the association opposed the legislation because it would have allowed used mattresses to be sold in the state without being sanitised or labeled properly.
"We're relieved that the legislature decided not to roll back protections for mattress consumers," noted Chris Hudgins, ISPA vice president of government affairs, in an ISPA statement. "We hope in the future the state will not only retain this law, but will strengthen to protect consumers from health and safety concerns, including bed bugs."