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Resource ID: #22795
Subject: Consumer Affairs
Source: WHEC-TV (Rochester, N.Y.)
Date: 02/06/2006; 02/08/2006; 05/01/2006



Local mattress retailer Handy Dandy Woods sells old used mattresses, re-covering them and passing them off to customers as new. The WHEC team took a hidden camera to the store and purchased mattresses and box springs, later cutting them open to expose filthy old mattresses. They also tested the mattresses for allergens and spoke with people who had bought mattresses from the same store. They also tracked down the person who had "rebuilt" the bedding.

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