Came across a recent article about a couple who purchased a new bed frame with a padded headboard. When they got it all assembled at home they started noticing something strange about the padded headboard. It was infested with bed bugs. Upon further inspection, it was confirmed that the entire headboard was infested with bed bugs.
Just because something is new from the store, doesn’t mean that it hasn’t been exposed to bed bugs at some point. Always inspect any kind of furniture for any bed bugs before you purchase it. You never know if you might be the next news headline about unexpected bed bugs being found in random places.