It’s always interesting to look at what keywords readers use to find us. Recently, readers were searching for the answer to the question:
What is that New Plastic Barbie Smell?
Off the top of my head, I don’t know. I haven’t been around new Barbie in almost a decade, but my guess is the plastic used in Barbie contains a vinyl that off gases. If something smells strong like chemicals, you can trust your olfactory senses to let you know it is toxic.
I found the following information on about.com:
Materials Used To Make Barbie Dolls:Almost all Barbie dolls are made of vinyl with a soft feel to it. However, a few collector Barbie dolls have been made of porcelain, and the collector Silkstone Barbie dolls are made of a hard vinyl with a porcelain feel. Hair on Barbie dolls is generally rooted synthetic fiber.