These blankets smell heavily of naphthalene due to their storage with mothballs. The blankets have not been chemically treated. Normally, this penetrating odor can be eliminated with two cleanings or simply by airing it out in an open area.
Reviewed by 9730686 from BC, Canada on Monday, December 19, 2011
I bought this blanket as an emergency preparedness item for my car and home kit. You can't beat wool for year-round protection. It is a good size, is heavy/thick and my daughter loves hers for warmth in front of the TV. Great purchase.
Reviewed by Janie from Pueblo, CO on Friday, December 16, 2011
I bought this blanket knowing full well the smell was a mixed commentary. I wanted to re-figure it a bit. It looks exactly like I wanted but can't get past the smell. Have tried everything but the actual dry clean-The value it was would have totally gone up in smoke but may have to suck it up and do it. Has no value as it sits. Had such a good plan for it's use but at a stand still now.
Reviewed by LiftyChick from Kimberley, BC, Canada on Wednesday, December 14, 2011
I was a little skeptical from other reviews that these blankets would have a strong mothball odor and would have to air them out before use, but upon receiving my 2 i was very pleased that they had only the usual smell of pure wool. Definitely a great quality for the price. Its an army blanket and functions as expected, not soft or plushy but toasty regardless. I use one as a couch throw and the other is going into my truck for emergency use. I may yet purchase a couple more for camping use :)
I would recommend washing on cold and hang drying.
Answered on 11/28/2011 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from Unknown
The "mothball smell" wasn't an issue. I simply hung it on a line in my Apt for a couple of days to air it out and it was fine. Try Fabreeze if that doesn't work
Answered on 12/1/2011 12:00:00 AM by Gandalf from Juneau, AK
If you are asking this prior to ordering, I may have helpful information, inasmuch as my blankets did not have any odor at all when they arrived. If you already have them and aren't as lucky, I'm afraid I'm of no help!
Answered on 12/2/2011 12:00:00 AM by Old Coach from Bellingham, WA
“Does the blanket have to be dry cleaned? What will be the likely result if I wash it on gentle cycle and line dry it? (I am thinking dry cleaning it will be cost prohibitive.)”
Asked on 9/30/2011 12:00:00 AM by Momma4 from Oklahoma