UPDATE: SEPT. 8, 2009. CLICK HERE TO READ!
I have been overwhelmed by how many hits I receive a day by PB rug owners. Search phrases have included, "Smelly Wool Rug", "New Rug Smell", "Pottery Barn Backing Odor", etc. However you label it, it still stinks. People from all over the world share one of the same stinky problems. A common day brother or sisterhood, if you will. Where's our rubber "Live Strong" bracelets?
After doing some research myself, I have read many ideas why the rugs smell.
- Are they sprayed with a chemical to keep bugs away during production and shipping?
- Is it the latex backing?
- Just the wool fibers and moisture?
My job is to spread the word now. Don't get burned. Smell before you buy.