Bed, Bath & Beyond Recalls Ugg Comforters for Mold
Bed, Bath & Beyond has issued a product defect recall for about 175,000 Ugg Hudson comforters because they could contain mold and pose a risk of respiratory and other infections in individuals with chronic health problems or impaired immune systems. According to news reports, this is the same Ugg brand that is known for its popular, warm and comfortable sheepskin boots and accessories.
The manufacturer has said so far no illnesses have been reported as a result of these moldy comforters. The recall is limited to items sold between Aug. 24, 2017 and Oct. 17, 2017. The polyester comforters were sold in four different colors – garnet, navy, gray and oatmeal – in twin, full, queen and king sizes. These comforters have apparently been quite popular with consumers for their softness and warmth.
People are reacting quite a bit on social media saying they are displeased with this recall because of how much they’ve gotten used to these comfy comforters. Anyone who has one of these Ugg comforters at home can get a full refund by returning the product back to store. For more information, call Bed, Bath & Beyond at 1-800-462-3966 or visit the “Product Recall Information” page on the store’s website.
Understanding Mold and Its Effects
Mold is a type of fungus. Some types of mold are commonly known as mildew. Mold may occur indoors our outdoors. But generally speaking, it thrives in damp, warm and humid environments. Shower stalls and basements are typically moist areas that are prone to mold growth. However, any moist area or product that holds in moisture or humidity may harbor mold.
Allergic reactions to mold are the most common health effects and risks of mold. Some mold allergy symptoms and signs include wheezing, rash, watery eyes, runny nose, itchy eyes, coughing and redness of the eyes. The best way to prevent mold in your home is to control moisture and humidity. Mold infections are usually treated with antihistamines and anti-fungal medications.
Product Liability Issues
If you have been injured or sickened by a defective product, you may be able to seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost income, hospitalization, cost of treatments and pain and suffering. In some of these cases, consumers may also be able band together and file a class action lawsuit, which helps them receive damages and hold the manufacturer accountable. An experienced product liability lawyer or class action attorney will be able to help consumers assess their legal rights and options.