If it smells really bad.... proceed with caution. A couple years ago I bought two picnic taps, fittings, tubing from Northern Brewer. I opened the packs they came in and was met with a very strong plastic/vinyl smell. Did multiple soaks in PBW, star san, etc. Smell remained. Tried pouring beer through the tubing..... tasted like a glass of plastic. It was horrible. Never did get the smell to go away.... ended up throwing them away. Not sure why that particular pair of tubing was that way - never had it like that before or since - but those were awful.