I just bought a Burn Machine device which has two rotating handles within a frame. It is weighted and functions similar to using a speedbag (see picture below). I've been using it a lot ever since I received it, but the smell of the rubber handles is so overpowering makes my use of the device very limited during sessions.
I've tried letting it sit out in the open air to try and let the smell dissipate (I keep it in my cubicle in a very large office area, not really a lot of circulation but not terrible), and I've also tried cleaning it with some mild soap and water which didn't help much either.
What can I do to remove the smell of the rubber and make it more bearable?