Not sure if this goes on this forum, but here goes. Some cases have that chemical scent and there are many suggestions as how to clear it up. I bought a used case on-line that had a terrible stench. Tried airing it out, sunshine, frebreze with no help. I partially closed it, suspended one of those automotive de-oderizers, being careful to not allow physical contact, left it over night, and the stench is gone. In fact it has a very nice cherry smell to it. Works for me.