Good Questions: Dwell for Target, Reports from the Field

Good Questions: Dwell for Target, Reports from the Field

Carrie McBride
Feb 28, 2008

Tara writes: We were so excited to see previews of the Dwell Studio for Target line on Ohdeedoh before their release. On the release date of the baby collection we immediately ordered a few things..... one of which was the Silverlake changing table.

When it arrived this past Friday, we opened the box to begin putting it together and were overwhelmed with a strong chemical smell. Holy offgassing! It was if somebody had taken a can of spray paint and shot it directly on our faces.

Target states that the line has a non-toxic finish but the smell was so unbelievably strong that we felt the need to remove the box and it's contents from our apartment quickly. We can't imagine having this in the nursery with a smell so strong and have decided to return it. We're so disappointed.

There must be other Ohdeedoh readers out there who have purchased some of the Dwell Studio for Target line. We're wondering what their experiences were. We are convinced that ours was defective. We've been completely satisfied with the non-furniture items we purchased. There is no way that all of the baby collection furniture smells like this. Right?

Like Tara, we've purchased some non-furniture items from the Dwell for Target line (onesies and some receiving blankets) and think they're lovely, but we haven't ordered any furniture yet.

Especially since these items aren't available for preview and tire-kicking in Target stores, we'd like to hear from readers who have ordered a crib, changing table or glider. How's the quality? Did you experience the same chemical smell Tara did? Are you happy with your choice? Fill us in!

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