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Thread: Ott Light Odor

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    Ott Light Odor

    Bought an Ott Light recently and after having it on 10 minutes or so, it has a strong odor. Doesn't seem to be coming from the light itself but the bulb after warmed up. Hard to explain, but maybe like a warm electrical smell. Anyone else experience something similiar? If so, did it disappear as time went on? Thanks for any input.

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    That's not normal, I think you should return it. There may be a wire loose or a short causing that odor.

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    I have 3 Ott lites and never had that happen. I would definitely return it.
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    I have 2 ott lights and that never happened to me either. Need to return it.

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    I agree, I have two, one I'm happy with the other I don't like but neither of them give off an odor especially an electrical odor. I think you should take it back. I'd hate for it to explode and hurt you or your fabric but most of all you.

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    I agree with Lori S; it's not normal. Take it back. You don't want a fire!

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    Anything plastic when heated will outgass. It will outgass for a while then be OK. The newer the product the more it will outgass. This is formaldhyde outgassing.

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    I don't think formaldehyde will put out an electrical odor. One of mine has mildewy smell. It has done that since I got it. Very annoying.
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    Please take it back before your hurt. I have 2 and one since 2001 never have had an order.
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    I would definitely return it before something happens. My coffee maker had a strong odor yesterday and I thought "Oh DH must of slopped coffee on the heating plate". Can you guess what happened next?...I'm drinking instant coffee this morning. So take it back before something happens.
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