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Can offgassing from new furniture contaminate the whole room?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 14, 2013 01:08 AM
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We recently bought new furniture for my son's bedroom and the smell of varnish was overwhelming. I wouldn't let my son sleep in the room. 1 1/2 months later, it was still smelly so I called the manufacturer and they picked it up,for inspection, not a refund :( Well the furniture has been out of the house for 1 week and the room still smells of varnish. It seems as if the whole room was contaminated by the off gassing, is that possible. The manufacturer of the furniture claims that the following was used to stain and varnish the furniture: SHER-WOOD Hi bild lacquer ,dark teak toner SHER-WOOD Wipping Stain,darl teak#8292-1418 and SHER-WOOD HI BUILD LACQUER,Medium Rubbed finish # T70FT1 Is this stuff toxic?




 

 

We recently bought new furniture for my son's bedroom and the smell of varnish was overwhelming. I wouldn't let my son sleep in the room. 1 1/2 months later, it was still smelly so I called the manufacturer and they picked it up,for inspection, not a refund :( Well the furniture has been out of the house for 1 week and the room still smells of varnish. It seems as if the whole room was contaminated by the off gassing, is that possible. The manufacturer of the furniture claims that the following was used to stain and varnish the furniture: SHER-WOOD Hi bild lacquer ,dark teak toner SHER-WOOD Wipping Stain,darl teak#8292-1418 and SHER-WOOD HI BUILD LACQUER,Medium Rubbed finish # T70FT1 Is this stuff toxic?

The short answer is yes, it's toxic and off gases at room temperature.

Most manufacturers have a drying process their furniture is supposed to go through to vent off most of...


 

 

 
 
 

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