A review in the UK of mattresses sold by the maker of Tru-Cabinet, a line of mattress brands, has raised concerns about the quality of its products, which are made from wood sourced from trees in Peru.
The company has not responded to a request for comment.
The firm’s blog says that mattresses are made of “a premium quality” of recycled pine, which is sourced from “planted and harvested in the Peruvian Amazon”.
The blog also said that the company uses “environmentally sustainable practices and is committed to making products that are sustainable”.
In a statement to The Independent, Tru-Coa, which has over 20,000 customers in Peru, said: “We are committed to providing our customers with the best products, and we always work to maintain a high standard of quality and customer service.
We take our responsibility to customers very seriously.”
A representative of the company said that all of its mattresses were made from recycled pine that was “sealed in a special process and treated with natural enzymes”.
“It is also certified as being sustainable,” he said.
“We also provide the mattresses with a special care to ensure that they are not damaged during transit, or when being stored, and to keep the product from becoming mouldy.”
The blog said that Tru-Carabinet’s products were “a great choice for outdoor use”.
It also said: Tru-Campus has a long history of using recycled pine and has been producing products with the highest levels of environmental protection.
Tru-Capac is a subsidiary of the parent company.
A spokeswoman for Tru-Champagne, the company that makes Tru-Rampers, said that its mattress line was not made in Peru but that it uses natural fibre from the Amazon.
She said that, while she did not have access to the original logs, the materials used in the line had been sourced from a nearby forest.
“In this case, the timber is sourced locally, and is certified as sustainable,” she said.
The spokeswoman said that some of the mattress lines were manufactured in Brazil and other parts of Latin America, and that the firm was working to reduce its footprint in the region.
“The majority of our products are made in the United States and the rest are sourced in Asia,” she added.