There was an attempt at a class action lawsuit against TempurPedic for the formaldehyde and VOCs in their mattresses but recently the judge denied class certification to a group of consumers who allege their Tempur-Pedic mattresses made them sick. This does not mean TempurPedic mattresses didn’t have formaldehyde, it only means the claim by the class of plaintiffs did not establish that they made purchases based on deceptive advertising by TempurPedic. The plaintiffs claimed TempurPedic mattresses emit chemicals that made them sick despite TempurPedic advertising their mattresses do not have or emit chemicals. Since the suit was dismissed by U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar because the plaintiffs did not establish that they purchased TempurPedic based on advertisements alone, the case as a class had no standing because perhaps some of the members of the class may have purchased based on the comfort or other benefits of the mattress. It sounds like the attorney took the wrong approach.
This does not mean in any way that Tempur-Pedic mattresses don’t have or had formaldehyde or other VOCs in them. And if you will read the testimonials on the following website, you will see many people complained about the strong chemical smell and health issues related to sleeping on a Tempur-Pedic mattress: https://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/lawsuit-news/tempur-pedic-mattress-consumers-denied-class-certification/?unapproved=2024966&moderation-hash=99c2d9edb373c6a63088e5b8727ed83d#comment-2024966