What would you do with a smelly replacement for unexpectedly smelly merchandise?

Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
wash it and use it. make sure to mention when you review it
06/23/2011
mrs.mckrakn mrs.mckrakn
wash and air it out
06/23/2011
Retro.old Retro.old
I always wash all of my toys once they arrive.... and it it sit out for a while...
07/26/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Jelly toys are saturated with plasticizers that keep them soft - and that smell really bad. Washing them off removes it from the surface temporarily - but in just a few minutes the smell is back.

Leaving it our will permit some off-gassing to occur - but the smell will linger indefinitely. When the small goes away, the toy will be much harder - think of your dashboard after a few years in the sun.

The best advice is to avoid the smelly toys all together.
07/27/2011
bunniebunnie bunniebunnie
my first ever toy was smelly but after awhile it turned out fine. it's just the packaging.
02/13/2012
Interesante Interesante
I would try airing them out... And washing them.
03/12/2012
SaraU29 SaraU29
Some toys just need a bit of air after their ritual pre-cleaning.
03/12/2012
roskat roskat
Quote:
Originally posted by albapuella
Update: Thank you all for your suggestions I've aired them out and the smell is gone. I feel a little stupid for returning my first set, but live and learn, right?
This is good to know. It was probably from the packaging.
03/17/2012
LinToxic LinToxic
How unfortunate! my Ami had no smells at all! even from the packaging. Maybe its the glue they used?

Just air it out. It should be no problem
03/22/2012
Lizzy Lizzy
Plastics emit the smell of the chemicals they are manufactured from. Put the item outside for at least 30 minutes then wash with hot soap & water. This should do it.
03/22/2012
hyperballad hyperballad
Air them out and clean them a few times before you send them back again
03/24/2012
sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Quote:
Originally posted by albapuella
I had ordered a Je Joue Ami about three weeks ago. When it arrived, there was a strong, industrial plastic sort of smell to the toys. This was a concern to me as all the reviews I read for the Ami said that they *had* no smell. So, I arranged to have ... More
I hate smelly toys I just try to get a refund if something like this happens
05/02/2012
SkinFlute SkinFlute
Wash it well then air it out and maybe call to complain to the company, but I would keep it.
05/27/2012
Passion plum Passion plum
I would keep it and hopefully the smell goes away soon.
05/27/2012
Nacht Stern Nacht Stern
Quote:
Originally posted by liilii080
Wash them with baking soda-it helps neutralize odors.
Great idea, thank you~!
07/02/2012
sodapin sodapin
Quote:
Originally posted by albapuella
I had ordered a Je Joue Ami about three weeks ago. When it arrived, there was a strong, industrial plastic sort of smell to the toys. This was a concern to me as all the reviews I read for the Ami said that they *had* no smell. So, I arranged to have ... More
I'd say air em out and hope for the best then again I'm pretty cheap xD
08/02/2012
Kitka Kitka
I'd keep them and air them out at this point, no sense in wasting more money.
08/15/2012
Grellopop Grellopop
Just like what many of the others are saying: I would toss the packaging, wash the toys, let them air dry, repeat and then sniff them. sometimes toys just need a little human love too. <3
12/17/2012
amazon amazon
Cut your losses. Cheap chinese plastic won't get that much better if it's been two for two.
12/17/2012
Girly Juice Girly Juice
I'd probably just keep it, unless the smell was still absolutely horrible after multiple washings, in which case I might request a refund.
01/04/2013
srexom srexom
air it out see if it goes away.
01/04/2013
Fluffy Snuggles Fluffy Snuggles
Sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience. But yeah, I would wash them with soap and water and then air them out.
01/21/2013
karenm karenm
If it doesn't seem to air out well after washing it, then I would request a refund.
05/30/2013
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