We bought a piece of baby furniture (cheaply made) and it stunk sooooo bad when dh brought it home that I made him return it (bought locally). He bought another one w/ a different finish, (thinking it was the finish, which it may have been), but it stunk too! We put it in the garage to air out for a few weeks... All that did was stink up the garage (even w/ the garage doors open) Seriously... my eyes were watering! So that one went back too.
My advice is to buy one previously owned/used in excellent condition from a non-smoking/ clean home.
FWIW-We bought my oldest dd expensive, real wood furniture and it smells too... just not as bad.
All natural sahm to dd1(12yo) and dd2(6yo). Married 16 years.
Time for the Master Tonic!