If you bought sheets at Bed Bath & Beyond you may have some money coming to you from a class action settlement. BB&B has begun notifying customers that they’ve settled a class action lawsuit brought over the thread count in their sheets. Apparently, said sheets had been labeled in a non-standard manner.
From Home Textiles Today:
While denying any wrongdoing, the retailer said that under the settlement, for the next five years it will comply with ASTM standards that require thread counts to be labeled according to the number of yarns in a square inch of fabric, regardless of the number of plies, a standard that has also been adopted by the Federal Trade Commission.
Consumers who purchased the improperly labeled sheets are eligible for a full refund, providing that they have a receipt and want to return the sheets. If you like your sheets and want to keep them, you can get a $10 gift certificate or a 20% discount certificate, depending on what sort of proof of purchase you have.
The idea that a 20% coupon from BB&B is some sort of compensation is a bit laughable. We recently tried to leave our apartment and had to call the fire department to help rescue us from the wall of Bed, Bath & Beyond 20% off coupons that were blocking the exit.
Bed Bath & Beyond Thread Count Settlement (Thanks, Kenneth!)
BB&B will compensate consumers after thread count suit [Home Textiles Today]