New Comforter smells like chemicals

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    Momosmom.2.2
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    I know this is a long shot but I was hoping someone would have insight on my problem/concern. I purchased a new comforter online and it was delivered today well once I opened it I immediately notice it had this terrible chemical smell to it! It’s been a good 6 hours out of package and still reeks to high heaven, anyone else have this sort of problem? I’ve purchased many comforters before from the same department store and they never smelled like this one.If it was yours would you just return for another and hope the new one doesn’t smell or see if more airing out will take the smell away?
    Thanks.

    #1016893

    aa
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    What do you want to do? Thats all that matters.

    #1016932

    heartless
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    Most fabric these days is sprayed with various chemicals that do various things. Some are to meet fire-retardant standards, some are to ward off stains, and some just make the fabric look nicer when shipped (e.g., shinier and less wrinkly). Maybe this one piece got over-sprayed, and you’re smelling the results.

    Air it out outside, if possible, and the smells should dissipate.

    Or just send it back, I’m sure the store would be fine exchanging it.

    It’s like aa said, do what works for you.

    #1016942

    Momosmom.2.2
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    AA and Heartless, Macy’s said they’d exchange it so that’s what I did and then I took the “new/exchanged” one to a laundromat to use an industrial size washer. It’s a shame that they have to spray all these chemicals on them to sell them, I’ve boughten many comforters before and none have ever smelled like this one. UGH!
    :>)

    #1016944

    heartless
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    Yeah, some of them can really smell strong, too.

    Hope the new one works out for you!

    #1016917

    Seriously?
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    Try washing it in OxyClean – it’s good at getting odors out of clothes, should work on blankets and such, too.

    #1017016

    Momosmom.2.2
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    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.

    #1017913

    Wolfe598
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    You can try washing it with 1 cup of vinegar. If the smell still persists and is bothersome, I would see about returning it.

    MyBalanceNow

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