A GRANDMOTHER was left raging after her £3.6k sofa suite was delivered reeking of rotten cheese.
Susan Sidloff, 70, picked out two sofas – one with a recliner – brand new from Lucas Furniture in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
But when the furniture was finally delivered to her home six months later, Susan knew something was off.
She said she smelt a “cheesy, mouldy” smell coming from the arms.
Susan feared she was “going nuts” and imagining it – until the smell got progressively worse.
Even her neighbours were able to smell the pong when they came to visit.
She told the Sun: “It’s the strangest tale you’ve ever heard. انا 70 years old and I’ve never experienced it.
“It’s the strange tale of the smelling sofas. Sometimes I think I’m actually going nuts.
“We had to wait six months for it to get to us and when they did it was brought in bit by bit.
“They assembled it in the living room – I looked at it and it was brilliant.
“I did try to see if the recliner worked and it did work.
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“Unfortunately I had a procedure in hospital [shortly before it was delivered] and afterwards I was in quite a bit of pain.”
Susan often found herself using the recliner during her recovery.
هي اضافت: “As I’m sitting on this recliner I start to smell this not very nice smell. Like a cheesy, un-fresh smell.
“It was really strong. But I thought, I need somewhere to sit or I’m going to have to go back to bed.
“It’s really turning me off, this cheesy, mouldy smell. Because when you recline… it was coming from the wings and the arms.”
The furniture shop told her the smell was a normal chemical smell customers often find when they buy new furniture.
But Susan wasn’t buying their excuses and hit back: “I wasn’t born yesterday.
“I’ve had things new and they have had a chemical smell which goes after a while.
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“But this wasn’t like that. This was a noxious smell.
“Like mouldy cheese or fish that was past it’s date.”
Someone from the furniture store came to Susan’s house to investigate, but their probing didn’t help.
هي اضافت: “The technician when he came he wouldn’t smell it. He wouldn’t go near it. It was like I was dirty or something.
“I’ve got a very clean house. I not only clean myself I have a cleaner once a week.
“He wouldn’t put his nose near enough to it.
“They tried to blame me because I wiped it over with a damp cloth.
“Every time I let it dry the smell came back.”
She claims the furniture company are refusing to replace her sofa with a new one.
Lucas Furniture has been contacted for comment.