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  |  June 29, 2022

Dekal Was a Winning Product, But Then Things Got Sticky

In the days after Pesach, dozens of people were complaining about the Kosher Dekal peel-and-stick lining leaving rubbery residue on their kitchen counters. The New Jersey-based company provided over $100,000 in refunds to customers. Full Story

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Overreacting
April 27, 2022 10:22 pm

I used it… And looked very nice.
Was a bit stronger tact than expected and when I took it off there was residue.
But I followed instructions and sprayed easy off and sponge and washed it down and was just fine…
My main issue was price and could have been a bit larger to fit backboard..
I suggest they make it larger, less sticky and cheaper…

Excellent product
April 27, 2022 11:04 pm

Worked perfectly for me. I was even considering buying more this year ahead of time for next year. Really loved how it went on, and off. No residue.
Also, a video showing how to use Dekel mentioned there may be residue when taking it off, and a tool could be used to get that residue off.

You got lucky!!
Reply to  Excellent product
April 27, 2022 11:24 pm

I’ve heard that the white marble color was harder to take off. You are lucky you didn’t have much of a problem because mine was on so tightly that I needed my husband to pull it off!! It literally required serious strength and then we needed to scrub for hours!!

Found
April 27, 2022 11:33 pm

I found something similar on amzon cheaper & easy to Peel off no sticky afterward

Go dekal!
April 27, 2022 11:34 pm

worked like magic!
Besides taking it off…

@muliaerophoto

Thumbs up
April 27, 2022 11:45 pm

Very pleased
White came off cleaner than the black

What are the laws
April 27, 2022 11:47 pm

There must be laws that govern selling a product under false pretense. If not, then we can all sell whatever we want, and claim whatever we want! And if the claims aren’t accurate, we can just blame our manufacturer!

Who determines easy on/ easy off? Was it tested?
Also, is a company responsible for their manufacturing or can they blame their manufacturer? In other words, was did Dekal produce this product (thus can’t shift blame) or did Dekal resell a separate product that was produced and now is blaming the producer?

It was tested
Reply to  What are the laws
April 28, 2022 7:10 am

(Not 100% sure but I think) their samples all worked fine, they tested them, but once they did a full run the company made a mess up. Even changing a source of one item, not the item itself, can easily mess up a product.

Explanation
Reply to  It was tested
April 28, 2022 10:09 am

In manufacturing each batch needs to be tested. Imagine a company says, oh we tested our pacifier samples and they were safe! but manufacturing messed up one batch and that’s the cause of infants choking on the pacifiers! Not gonna fly. Bh, nobody was harmed here, I just brought this example to show that when selling a product each batch has to be tested, and if there’s an error the company issues a recall. Again, bh, no harm to humans done, just some good lessons learned 🙂 hatzlacha to all of you in manufacturing and product development. A tough job… Read more »

test
Reply to  It was tested
April 29, 2022 3:59 pm

Did they test them for a full week?

There is
Reply to  What are the laws
April 28, 2022 9:36 am

There is, it’s called false advertising.

Get contact paper
April 28, 2022 12:20 am

Same thing but 1/5th of the price

Contact paper been around for years
Reply to  Get contact paper
April 28, 2022 1:27 am

Yes it’s called contact paper

Mark N.
April 28, 2022 1:25 am

Terrible product. The work to remove this glue was unreal. Even if it was a decent product still overpriced by 500% compared to similar products on amazon. Just saying.

Halachically
April 28, 2022 6:02 am

These are halachically useless as a counter cover. No different than the Din of 2 Keilim etc.

halachicly
Reply to  Halachically
April 28, 2022 1:01 pm

if you kosher your counter, you dont really need anything

The real story: don’t trust Insta influencers
April 28, 2022 10:11 am

The saddest part of this debacle is that there is no recourse when it comes to the Frum world.
There are no reviews, you can’t sue because they’re Frum and once again, people have been scammed.

But who cares? As long as the marketing was good. The Insta influencers lying about anything to make a few dollars, is simply grotesque.

why are people bashmutzik so much!
Reply to  The real story: don’t trust Insta influencers
April 28, 2022 10:20 pm

i doubt they tried to scam people. i don’t think they wanted to ruin their name.
they tried their product, but i guess like someone wrote in one of the reviews, that the first run they used was fine, but the mass production one was not.
How was the dealer supposed to know that?
it it unfair to bash them like that.
people asked for a refund and they got it. they are not here to scam you.

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