IKEA Recalls Beach Chairs Due To Fingertip Amputations
Swedish furniture maker IKEA has recalled 33,000 of its beach chairs as the chairs can collapse, fall or amputate fingertips during use. It poses a great hazard to consumers.
The foldable beach chairs are called MYSINGSÖ, made of a wood base and have an attached polyester fabric seat and have plastic stoppers that prevent incorrect re-assembly. It was sold from IKEA stores from Feb. 2013 through Dec. 2016 for about $25.
There have been 13 reports received by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) of incidents worldwide about the IKEA product. It included 10 injuries, where six of which resulted in fingertip amputations. There were three incidents reported in the US where one had a fingertip amputation injury.
IKEA is asking MYSINGSÖ beach chair owners to check for the article number for recall, which is found on the wooden frame of the chair or sewn into the fabric.
The article numbers involved in the recall are the following:
CBS San Francisco reported that the CPSC has strongly advised consumers to immediately stop using the MYSINGSÖ beach chairs and return the product to any IKEA store. Replacement is for free or they can get a full refund.
According to New Jersey On-Line, IKEA has two stores in New Jersey located in Paramus and Elizabeth. Anyone who purchased one of these chairs before Feb. 2017 should return it to prevent any further injuries.
IKEA has stores nationwide and will not require a receipt for the refund. For more information, IKEA can be reached anytime at (888) 966-4532 or at www.ikea-usa.com.