I bought these motherfuckers yesterday and woke up this morning itching like hell...rash all over my arms and legs. What is up with this shit? Will the store take them back? They cost $100!!
Sheets from Bed Bath & Beyond are making me break out in hives!!
|by Anonymous||reply 50||06/08/2014|
Are they "no iron"? The chemicals they use to make that happen can be toxic.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||03/04/2013|
Did you wash them first?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||03/04/2013|
Did you wash them or put them on the bed straight from the package?
You should always wash them first, to remove the chemicals that may rub off during packaging and shipping.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||03/04/2013|
You slept on sheets without washing them first, OP? That was a big mistake.
Most textiles are coated with chemicals you don't want touching your skin. I never wear or use anything without laundering.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||03/04/2013|
Yes, I washed them. Aren't all sheets "no iron"? Who the hell irons their sheets? Bree Van De Kamp?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||03/04/2013|
What are they made of? If they're 100% cotton, they're not "no iron".
|by Anonymous||reply 6||03/04/2013|
Clothes shipped for long distances, particularly clothes made in China, India, Bangladesh or other Asian countries contain formaldehyde to prevent any mold or mildew that may form due to exposure to high humidity or moisture. Formaldehyde is also involved in permanent press textile processing which is applied to many items of clothing made in China as well as elsewhere.
I recently purchased two inexpensive T-shirts to complement my summer attire and developed a rash on my chest after wearing one of the shirts. It had never happened before and my only explanation is that I might be more susceptible as I age or perhaps there was more formaldehyde in this particular shirt. A quick check revealed "Made in China" on the label.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||03/04/2013|
It's the formaldehyde.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||03/04/2013|
No iron cotton sheets are coated with something horrible that makes them no iron.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||03/04/2013|
It says they are made from 100% tencel fibers. Whatever that is.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||03/04/2013|
You can definitely have all-cotton no-iron sheets. I bought a set once, and the chemicals were so strong, I had a hard time getting up out of bed. And this was after washing them a dozen times.
I always buy the kind that say they "may need a bit of touch-up ironing on low."
|by Anonymous||reply 11||03/04/2013|
Conventional bedding textiles are often treated with chemical finishes to repel water and stains, as well as to prevent wrinkles. These “permanent-press,” “no-iron,” “stain-proof,” and “water-repellant” finishes can offgas formaldehyde. Additionally, their manufacture releases perfluorochemicals (PFCs) or dioxin, which may harm the environment or your body.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||03/04/2013|
It is scabies, microscopic living things that burrow into your skin and cause a reaction. You got them from the point of manufacture, China. You should have washed them in hot water and color bleach.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||03/04/2013|
They were made in India.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||03/04/2013|
Bras, undies, boxers, panties and hose need to be washed first too for the same reasons. Put jock straps on the list too.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||03/04/2013|
OP – –
All you have to do is tie your sheets to the door handles of your car and ride up and down the freeway at top speed for about an hour.
This will blow the particles of offending chemicals all your sheets.
Now give it a try, and come back here and report.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||03/04/2013|
Jeans too, R15. I've seen some pretty bad reactions to wearing them unwashed, partly from dyes and partly from chemicals.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||03/04/2013|
You have to be SUPER careful about any consumer goods these days as all the top brands are sourcing from India & China. I'm not prone to allergic reactions but I've had reactions over the past five years from a rug (the type of glue on the backing); bookcases (degassing from chipboard); and a leather sofa (dye).
I excluded them from the house immediately and pursued full refunds from the retailers. We're talking potential carcingens and you need to listen to what your body is telling you: DANGER WILL ROBINSON! And retailers need to get the message sharply that consumers won't tolerate this, and the supply chain needs thorough inspection.
So OP: return the sheets IMMEDIATELY. No bedding should cause a reaction. If the cotton has residual chemicals the manufacturer's testing should have highlighted that and it should never have been accepted. It's not your mistake: it's theirs, and you need to kick up an almighty stink!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 18||03/04/2013|
[quote]It says they are made from 100% tencel fibers. Whatever that is.
You have purchased glorified sawdust OP. You are one setp up from the homeless that sleep under newspapers.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||03/04/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 21||03/05/2013|
I had this problem with a quilt cover once. But it was only the top of it that gave me hives so at first I couldn't figure out was going on.
It stopped when I washed it several times in hot water.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||03/05/2013|
Won't washing the sheets in hot water shrink them?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||03/05/2013|
My pussy is itchin', y'all!
|by Anonymous||reply 25||03/05/2013|
I thought BB&B has a no-time-limit no-questions-asked returns policy?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||03/05/2013|
OP, did you buy this from the "Beyond" portion of the store?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||03/06/2013|
How are your hives, OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||03/10/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 29||03/10/2013|
[quote] Lyocell is a regenerated cellulose fiber made from dissolving pulp (bleached wood pulp). It was developed and first manufactured as Tencel in the 1980's by Courtaulds Fibres UK at their pilot plant S25. As of 2010 it is manufactured by Lenzing AG of Lenzing, Austria, under the brand name "Lyocell by Lenzing", and under the brand name Tencel by the Tencel group, now owned by Lenzing AG.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||03/10/2013|
OP, more likely it was the grindr trick whom you invited to christen your sheets, rather than the sheets themselves, that caused the rash.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||03/10/2013|
It's shingles, OP
|by Anonymous||reply 32||03/10/2013|
Six days ago I bought some very expensive sheets in Egyptian cotton from a very well known manufacturer (Sanderson actually), washed them in hot water, and put them on the bed. I have had them there for 5 nights and every night I've had nightmares. This is very odd. Now I think that is due to some finishing product applied to the fabric - formaldehyde is the chief suspect. They are (surprise surprise) made in China. Has anyone else had this experience? Or do I just go see a shrink?
|by Anonymous||reply 33||06/05/2014|
Are they "no iron," R33?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||06/05/2014|
[quote] I'm not prone to allergic reactions but I've had reactions over the past five years from a rug (the type of glue on the backing); bookcases (degassing from chipboard); and a leather sofa (dye).
If you are not prone to allergic reactions then why did you have all the allergic reactions?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||06/05/2014|
I weave all of the fabric that makes up my clothes and sheets by hand using only natural fibers.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||06/05/2014|
[quote]Will the store take them back?
I don't know, Nancy Drew! What should we do?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||06/05/2014|
Are you sure it isn't herpes OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||06/05/2014|
Hey R36, can I get a ride from you to Michfest?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||06/05/2014|
BB&B has been having a lot of trouble with a Chinese variant of the bed bug - they are very small, hatch fast and the nymphs are very active feeders. The problem is that not all the sheets are reliably sealed, and the things have spread in some of the stores. Laundering does little good, unless you're washing in boiling water for an extended time - they're rather indestructible. And once they're loose in a bedroom, it's almost impossible to get rid of them.
So invest in some good salves, OP, and watch out for secondary infections. Staph likes to develop in the scratch marks and once that gets going you could be losing more than sleep.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||06/05/2014|
How can you wash sheets in hot water and not fade the color?
|by Anonymous||reply 41||06/05/2014|
Can't, r41, eventual fade inevitable.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||06/05/2014|
R41, add a cup of vinegar to the water the first time you wash them.
With some colors, vivid reds and blues especially, I also add a couple of cups of salt.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||06/05/2014|
you are supposed to WASH THEM BEFORE you use them!!!! didn't your mother teach you anything?????
|by Anonymous||reply 44||06/05/2014|
Should have went to Walmart. Microfiber sheets for my queen ban size bed around $22, no iron and they feel like silk.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||06/07/2014|
Have her put a little starch in the final rinse.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||06/07/2014|
You could have a HatchFest !
|by Anonymous||reply 47||06/07/2014|
I never buy anything from China that will touch my body, inside or out. Everything they make comes initially as raw product from the Chongqing supercity area and is manufactured from barnyard dirt, manure and lead.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||06/08/2014|
What is percale like? I saw a sign the other day.
I like the word, how are the sheets?
|by Anonymous||reply 49||06/08/2014|
I just received a $99 set of bed sheets from BB&B as a gift. The Palais blah blah ones. 630 thread count. Are they any good?
I thought they had a nifty smell. I didn't wash them. This is Night #2 sleeping on them. I didn't have a rash when I woke up this morning.
Did the OP's thing ever blow over? Am I in danger?
|by Anonymous||reply 50||06/08/2014|