Finger-Amputating Card Table Set Recalled by Walmart
Walmart Corporation has recalled more than 73,000 card table and chair sets because the chairs have reportedly amputated a finger and three fingertips.
Other injuries include sprained/fractured fingertips and "one report of a sore back," according to a Consumer Product Safety Board (CPSB) announcement of the recall, which warns that the chairs manufactured in China and Taiwan and sold exclusively at Walmart "can collapse unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard and a risk of finger injury, including finger amputation."
While the recall is for Mainstays brand card table sets, it applies only to those labeled "Made by: Dongguan Shin Din Metal & Plastic Products Co," Walmart told CNSNewscom.
"Customer safety is always a top priority. If any of our customers believe they may have the recalled product, we encourage them to return it for a full refund," Walmart said.
No details are available from either Walmart or the CPSB announcement about exactly how collapsing chairs are severing fingertips.
See manufacturer's recall poster.
Update: Walmart has learned that the recalled product may also carry a "Made by: Taiwan Shin Yeh Enterprises" label.