I have a few cases of brand-new, nitrile gloves of a type and vendor that used to be good. But apparently, the vendor has moved manufacturing to a different country and outsourced customer service to Hell. I can't return the gloves.
The gloves all have a chemical smell, resembling a burnt transistor with a hint of burnt rubber. If worn for a while, they irritate the skin.
Since this model of glove used to be outstanding, and the cases were not cheap, I'm hoping there's some way to salvage the gloves. I've tried repeated washings in mild detergent, or just airing them out for 4 weeks. No change.
What chemical(s) is/are this likely to be? How can I tell?
Is there a way to neutralize this/these compound(s) without otherwise destroying the gloves?