I haven't heard anything from Sizzix yet (not sure what their customer service is like). The legs were actually on a small carpet piece and that was sitting on the plastic container, so perhaps there was some kind of chemical in/on the carpet (that will be getting chucked out if that is the case!!) It has to be something like that because it is all 6 legs, not just one or two. I didn't want to take any of the legs off in case I couldnt get them back on, but thinking it over, I have nothing to lose - I can't really work with it as it is, so I might as well do more investigating. Will keep you all posted!