High Thread Count Sheets Fraud

Recent news reports indicate that many well-known retailers are selling bed sheets with highly exaggerated thread counts (the number of threads per square inch of fabric). A high thread count should indicate that a sheet is exceptionally soft and luxurious - which usually means that it's also expensive - but these brands sell for as little as $149 for a queen-size set. One retailer advertises that its sheets have a 1,000 thread count, but testing found only 368.

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High Thread Count Sheets In the News

May-28-06: What does the thread count of sheets mean? [ASK YAHOO]

Apr-13-06: Wal-mart accused of selling sheets with exaggerated thread counts, as Florida man files class action. [YAHOO]

Mar-22-06: The truth behind high thread counts is that manufacturers are exaggerating the thread count of their sheets. [ABC NEWS]

A Good Housekeeping Institute textiles director has said not to believe the thread counts on sheets after many of them were tested and didn't have anywhere near the count that was listed. [iVILLAGE]

It is good to check the thread count on cotton sheets but keep in mind that over the past few years marketers have been aggressively selling the consumer on high thread counts that may not be as good as lower thread count sheets. [THE FABRIC OF OUR LIVES]

Some manufactures are for example twisting two strands of fiber together and using it to create a 200 thread count sheet, but calling it a 400 thread count sheet. [THE FABRIC OF OUR LIVES]

Register your Thread Count Complaint

If you or a loved one has purchased "high thread count" sheets in California that don't measure up, you may qualify for damages or remedies that may be awarded in a possible class action or lawsuit. Please fill in our form on the right to submit your complaint to a lawyer for a free evaluation.
Last updated July 5 2006

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