On the list of things you never want to see in a new fridge we think mould is right up there, so you can imagine how horrified one mother in the UK was when she unwrapped and opened her brand-new fridge to find exactly that.
The Sun Online reports Jacinta Forde had spent £500 ($AU872) on the new Bosch appliance, which was delivered to her home before she made the unsightly discovery.
The 35-year-old told The Sun Online: “I can’t even describe it, it was so pungent.
“For a second, it didn’t even dawn on me that the smell was from the fridge-freezer, because as far as I was concerned, it was brand spanking new.
“It made me heave.”
The Sun Online reports Forde new something was wrong when she pressed the water dispenser and liquid came flooding out, as well as an overwhelming stench.
The mum said: “I opened the freezer door and there was mildew and mould inside it with a chip or something that someone had left inside.
“The whole thing was all mouldy and inside the fridge door were jars of used lemon curd and jam and a bottle of brown sauce.”
After some initial difficulties with customer service from British retailer Argos, representatives have reportedly agreed to pick up and replace the unit.
What are your thoughts? Simply not good enough?