The Swedish retailer is recalling more than 30,000 beach chairs that pose an amputation hazard.
IKEA is recalling more than 33,000 of it's Mysingso model beach chairs over safety concerns—and trust us when we tell you that you don't want to wait around on this one. Because by "safety concerns" we mean 13 people have reported incidents of the chair collapsing and trapping their fingers—with six of these injuries resulting in actual fingertip amputation!
The recall was launched in conjunction with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, which said in a statement that consumers should immediately stop using the chairs and return them to a IKEA store for a free replacement or full refund. No proof of receipt is required, so you know these guys mean business.
So how do you know if you're the owner of one of these finger slicers? The chairs feature a foldable wood base and polyester fabric seat, and were sold in stores and online from February 2013 through December 2016 in eight different colors. The article numbers are on labels on the wooden frame and sewn into the fabric.
The following seat fabric and pattern article numbers are included in this recall:
Light Red/Blue Striped 902.280.08
Red/Blue Striped 302.580.79
Solid White 502.851.66
Solid Red 802.873.95
Solid Green 002.931.40
Grey/White Chevron 303.120.24
Light Blue/White Chevron 503.120.23
Light Red/White Chevron 003.120.25
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For additional information, call IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or search for recalls at www.ikea-usa.com.
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