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xgunther's avatar

Why is it illegal to cut off a matress' tag?

Asked by xgunther (449points) July 18th, 2007 from iPhone
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Psychoticpanda's avatar

never heard of that in my life.

bpeoples's avatar

That's a lot of why they re-wrote the tag -- basically the tag includes various bits of information that the consumer should know (what the mattress is made of, if the bedding complies with CA Bulletin 119, if the material is new or remanufactured).

The warning to not remove except by consumer (or more simply just "do not remove") is aimed more at distributors and salesmen, and not as much at the end customer.

Perchik's avatar

The tag usually says do not remove except by consumer. If you are the consumer, it is perfectly legal for you to remove the tag.

slickrick's avatar

its a content label and cannot be removed by the retailer. Your question must be tongue-in-cheek.

Perchik's avatar

@Slickrick I don't know for sure, but I've met a lot of people who have complained to me about not being able to cut off that tag. A lot of people don't bother to read it, they just see "Illegal to remove" and stop reading. I've had to convince some friends that they would not go to jail for removing the tag.

brownlemur's avatar

I believe this myth originates with Pee-Wee Herman's Big Adventure. If you haven't seen the pillow tag dialogue scene, it's a good'n.

fingerman45's avatar

your gay, that’s why you can’t cut off the label, if you were straight you would be allowed

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