Rugbeians warned against buying mattresses from door-to-door salesperson on the prowl in the town

The mattresses might not be all they seem, Warwickshire Trading Standards warned

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 12:08 pm
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Rugbeians are being warned to put the idea of buying a mattress from a door-to-door salesperson to bed.

The warning comes from Warwickshire Trading Standards, following reports of someone in a white van on the prowl in Rugby, knocking on doors and attempting to offload mattresses.

A spokesperson for Trading Standards explained that door-to-door mattress sales can end in sleepless nights.

They said: "Door-to-door mattress sellers sometimes claim that their products are surplus stock from new development show homes or top of the range when really they are cheap imports that may not even meet UK fire safety regulations.

"Rugby residents are urged not to buy mattresses from door-to-door salespeople."

They may even be second hand! Warwickshire Trading Standards Officers are advising residents not to buy from doorstep sellers.

To make a consumer complaint, phone the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 0808 223 1133.

For more consumer advice visit: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/consumeradvice