Dear Domesticly Divine ones,
I recently purchased replacement pieces for a beloved vintage Fisher-Price toy on eBay. They arrived today after a long wait, absolutely reeking of smoke.
If the seller will refund my money, that’s the direction I’ll go in. If she won’t, I’d like to find a way to exorcise the smoke stink from these hard plastic toys. I still don’t think I want my kid playing with them, but I can at least sell them to a collector.
Stinking in Stanford
Flattery will get you everywhere, my smelly one.
Fisher-Price recommends using the dishwasher on their small plastic toys. Since you are saving these for resale I would hand wash the toys. If the toys still smell after a nice soapy bath, place them in a tightly sealed bin with lots of crumpled newspaper. For added odor absorbency, sprinkle liberally with baking soda or toss a few charcoal briquettes into the mix.
I have had success with the newspaper trick in the past when we returned from vacation to find our refrigerator had gone on the blink.
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