My DaVinci definitely did have an issue with smell that came from the foam insert in the packaging. It had a nasty tennis shoe rubbery smell that clearly came from the foam that it had been packaged in. Once removed from the foam, the smell went away in a week or two. All the info is there on the DaVinci thread if you search some of my posts. I don't think they used that foam very long. So not that many DVs had this particular issue iirc.