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Sorta pap related. Outgassing furniture
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So DW bought me a LazyboyXR+ recliner in which to sleep prior to acquisition of cpap machine and it helped but the odor coming from it is so strong I must sleep with windows open and a fan blowing directly on me. Weather in Ohio is hardly consistent and either dying from the heat or wrapped up like a mummy. This is bad enough but now the matching love seat arrives and I am overwhelmed. I have rashes in multiple places primarily where in close contact with the furniture.

Cpap machine on the floor hoping whatever is being emitted is lighter than air. My mood and energy levels have suffered since arrive of second piece. Research provides a lot of data that I am not alone in my suffering. Had I known the furniture was made with OSB I would have never bought it.

http://www2.epa.gov/formaldehyde
http://www.air-purifier-power.com/formal...fiers.html

Trying to make the manufacturer fix it (ie remove and refund) would be a battle I am likely gonna loose, be expensive in the process and then I would have to sit on a concrete floor.

What to do?

I have considered vacuum bagging the furniture in an attempt to speed the outgassing with a shop vac but they are not made to run for extended periods of time and would the reduced pressure be enough to do the job?.

I have considered making a hotbox but how much heat for how long and how much can the furniture and the mechanicals take?

Combine both of the above?

Build a box with a lot of internal bracing, wrap in plastic and connect my vacuum pump and do some serious pressure reduction and vac pump is made for continuous operation but again WTH will that do to the furniture?

At this point the only solution I see is installing an ECMotor and refillable VOC removing filter trays in the central HVAC system. Cost about $700 I can ill afford right now.

Any ideas?
I use my PAP machine nightly and I feel great!
Updated: Philips Respironics System One (60 Series)
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Rise Time x3 Fixed Bi-Level EPAP 9.0 IPAP 11.5 (cmH2O)
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#2
I'd try to return the merchandise. I think, based on what you say, they will take it back and refund.

I have a Lazy-Boy Reclining chair that's perhaps 17 years old.
Never noticed any VOCs coming from it.
Very likley, as with most things these days, present LZB chairs are made off-shore with poor quality materials.
Companies will rely on their reputation while they compromise a product to attain a greater profit margin.
Everything has come down to the bottom line of the ledger and keeping the shareholders happy.
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#3
Was it made in China?


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#4
Did they put that stain guard stuff on it? If they did, that would be the culprit, especially with contact allergy symptoms.

I would contact the company and discuss it with them. Go in on a day when the rashes are the most visible.
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#5
There is a recall on PowerReclineXRw chairs. I don't know if that's the OP model. The recall is dated 12 May 2015. It's a safety issue.

The CPSC website:
http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/Recall-Al...Furniture/
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(06-02-2015, 02:48 PM)justMongo Wrote: There is a recall on PowerReclineXRw chairs. I don't know if that's the OP model. The recall is dated 12 May 2015. It's a safety issue.

The CPSC website:
http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/Recall-Al...Furniture/

Thanks for the heads up. Fortunately it's a different model so no worries.Smile

I use my PAP machine nightly and I feel great!
Updated: Philips Respironics System One (60 Series)
RemStar BiPAP Auto with Bi-FlexModel 760P -
Rise Time x3 Fixed Bi-Level EPAP 9.0 IPAP 11.5 (cmH2O)
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#7
I'd call the company and insist on an exchange. FWIW, we bought four lazyboys last December and none of them had any odor.
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(06-02-2015, 03:25 PM)Mosquitobait Wrote: I'd call the company and insist on an exchange. FWIW, we bought four lazyboys last December and none of them had any odor.

Thanks!
That is worth a lot. I'll be sure to say I know other people who purchased LB recently and had no issues.

(I won't tell them you are just a voice in my headRolleyes)

I use my PAP machine nightly and I feel great!
Updated: Philips Respironics System One (60 Series)
RemStar BiPAP Auto with Bi-FlexModel 760P -
Rise Time x3 Fixed Bi-Level EPAP 9.0 IPAP 11.5 (cmH2O)
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#9
(06-02-2015, 03:44 PM)Mark Douglas Wrote: (I won't tell them you are just a voice in my headRolleyes)

We all are voices in your head. You are really on this forum by yourself. Unsure


Using FlashAir W-03 SD card in machine. Access through wifi with FlashPAP or Sleep Master utilities.

I wanted to learn Binary so I enrolled in Binary 101. I seemed to have missed the first four courses. Big Grinnie

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#10
We have two Lazy Boy rocker/recliners that have wooden arms and cloth cover back, seat and foot rests. They need replacing but maybe we should just spend the money to have them recovered as all the mechanical parts of the chairs work fine - even after 35 years. Just love my recliner. Smile
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