If You Own This Mattress, Safety Experts Advise You To Contact the Manufacturer

Updated: Apr. 15, 2024

The brand is sold through Costco, Sam’s Club, Amazon and other retailers. Fortunately, there seems to be a simple fix to the reported hazard.

Your choice of mattress will impact your life for up to a decade. According to the National Sleep Foundation, a mattress will need to be replaced every seven to ten years. Signs it’s time to get a new mattress include excessive sagging or waking up with aches and pains. The search for a new mattress typically starts online as you pore over stats about thickness, materials, varieties, and price. One thing you probably overlook is flammability because all mattresses must meet specific requirements and will be pulled from the market if they don’t. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported on April 11, 2024, that a popular mattress brand is being recalled for failing these standards, typically involving a lit cigarette and a powerful open flame.

If you purchased a new mattress in the past two years, you should check to see what brand and model you have under your sheets. Innovative Bedding Solutions is recalling about 1,250 units of its GhostBed Natural Mattresses that violate the smoldering ignition requirements of the federal mattress flammability regulation. GhostBed mattresses are sold at GhostBed.com, GhostBedNatural.com, Costco, Sam’s Club, Amazon, and other retailers.   

The recall affects GhostBed Natural mattresses with a model number that begins with 13GBNAT or “Natural.” These 12-inch mattresses have an ivory quilted top and a knit quilted side panel with horizontal lines. They were sold in several sizes including Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Split King, and California King. They all have the signature black and green GhostBed Natural logo on the cover. You can find the model number and manufacture date on the label. All the recalled mattresses were made between June 2021 and March 2023 and cost between $1,200 and $2,500.

If you have one of the recalled mattresses, you should stop using it immediately. Thankfully, the fix is simple and requires a call or email to GhostBed. The company states:

Customers may register with GhostBed to receive a complimentary, custom-made mattress cover to place on top of the existing cover, which will ensure the mattress meets flammability standards. There are no charges for shipping and/or handling of the cover.

To request a mattress cover or for more information, visit the GhostBed recall page, email [email protected], or call the company at 877-557-5335 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. No injuries have been reported from the recall to date. No other GhostBed mattress types have been mentioned in the recall notice.