September 23, 2021 at 8:05 pm #1016881
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?
September 23, 2021 at 9:50 pm #1016893September 24, 2021 at 1:08 pm #1016932
- This topic was modified 1 month ago by Momosmom.2.2.
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.September 24, 2021 at 1:46 pm #1016942
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!
:>)September 24, 2021 at 2:11 pm #1016944
Yeah, some of them can really smell strong, too.
Hope the new one works out for you!September 25, 2021 at 1:04 am #1016917
Try washing it in OxyClean – it’s good at getting odors out of clothes, should work on blankets and such, too.September 25, 2021 at 6:35 am #1017016
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.October 8, 2021 at 2:05 am #1017913
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