Seriously?, that’s a good idea, thank you. But we have taken the exchanged one to which didn’t smell as bad as the 1st one to a laundromat (home washer not large enough/king size) and now it has a slight scent of “other peoples” fabric sheets but that’s OK, better than chemicals!
I tell everyone I was given this nose not for good looks but to smell EVERYTHING and ANYTHING. ha, ha, ha?!
Thanks to all for your suggestions and still don’t know why manufacturers put chemicals onto fabric that may be unpleasant for some.