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Thread: stinky Fiskars self healing cutting mat

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    Junior Member Marcia_PA's Avatar
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    I bought a new self healing mat at JoAnn's the other day and boy does it smell! I put it in our entryway to air out but after a week it still has a strong chemical odor. Will it ever stop smelling? Any ideas for speeding up the de-stinking process? :(

    Thanks for suggestions.
    Marcia

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    Coffee grounds seems to take out odors for me!
    Why not shake a little ground coffee (fresh! Not Brewed! :lol: ) on top of the mat...

    It will just brush off and not mark the mat...

    Never had one that smelled though....

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    I bought one from WM and it had a strong rubbery smell. It took a couple of weeks for it to go away either that or I just got used to the smell. I don't know which.

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    Hm, I bought one just a week ago and it doesn't smell....but do a search on here. I think that I remember someone else with this problem....

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    Some of them do smell really bad
    I spritzed mine with fabreeze

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    I bet they were made in China lol. I have the American ones and have had them for years and still going strong and nevery a stinky lol.....

    remember you can cut also on the wrong side if you don't need the lines and numbers, I don't use those ..just my ruler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcia_PA
    I bought a new self healing mat at JoAnn's the other day and boy does it smell! I put it in our entryway to air out but after a week it still has a strong chemical odor. Will it ever stop smelling? Any ideas for speeding up the de-stinking process? :(

    Thanks for suggestions.
    Marcia
    This was discussed on another thread. Have you tried Searching for it? It may have additional suggestions.

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    Thanks--I did the search and for some the smell never went away--they just returned it or threw it away. I don't know whether to try some of the suggestions or just take it back. I got a good deal--50% off plus additional 10% off coupon.

    I never thought about looking at their website: Fiskar's suggestions from their website:
    "My mat has a funny odor, what is this?

    The odor is caused by the self-healing materials and sometimes the odor can be very strong. There are some tricks to get the odor out:

    1. Wash the mat with a mild soap and let it air out. This may take a few weeks
    2. Spray Febreeze on the mat and let is air out.

    Store the mat in a sealed container with some coffee beans or some crumpled up newspaper. Those two items help absorb any odor."

    I have lots of newspaper, so maybe I'll try that first.

    Thank you for your help.
    Marcia

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    Kitty litter might work, too.

    New litter, of course. he he :lol: :wink:

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    I have a brand new Fiskars 18 x 24 and it has no smell at all. Sorry you guys!

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