In the last five months alone, I've bought three items made of plastic or hard rubber that had such strong odors that I had to throw them out. All of the items were made in China. This seems to be a new ( to me) problem with Chinese products; their rubber and plastics compounding can be improper, and result in excessive odors. The first item was a five outlet electrical strip, which was packed inside a box that contained the odor until I unpacked it. The second item was a four wheel furniture dolly. The wheels were a hard rubber, and smelled terribly. ( I have more of those dollys, but none of the others smells.) The third item was an emergency power light, made of hard white plastic. I allowed all items to air out for at least a month, but it made no difference. The only plastic or rubber items made in the USA that I've ever owned that smelled badly were clear flexible organizers for nutdrivers and chisels, which I believe were so full of plasticizer that they never stop smelling. Now, part of my product evaluation before I buy has become determining if it has a bad odor. So, if you see some odd guy in a store sniffing the wheels on a furniture dolly, it's probably just me.