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IKEA Recalls 33,400 Beach Chairs After Six Fingertips Are Severed

IKEA Recalls 33,400 Beach Chairs After Six Fingertips Are Severed

IKEA Recalls 33,400 Beach Chairs After Six Fingertips Are Severed

A tranquil day at the beach turned into a bloody scramble to find a hospital for several owners of IKEA’s line of MYSINGSÖ Beach Chairs. The seats, made from fabric and wood, can allegedly collapse without warning, “posing fall and finger entrapment hazards to consumers.” Accidents involving a collapsed chair have been reported in the USA, Denmark, Germany, Australia, and Finland, leading to the recall of 33,400 MYSINGSÖ Beach Chairs.

IKEA announced the recall in the United States over the weekend. The potentially hazardous chairs were sold between February 2013 and December 2016. The Swedish furniture manufacturer released reports of 13 chairs collapsing worldwide, “including 10 injuries, 6 of which resulted in fingertip amputations.” Of the the 13 alleged incidents, three occurred in the U.S., one leading to a severed fingertip.

“After washing the fabric seat it is possible to reassemble the chair incorrectly leading to risks of falls or finger entrapment,” an IKEA spokesperson wrote in a statement.

Ikea Dresser Recalls

The beach chair recall comes less than two months after IKEA settled a $50-million-dollar lawsuit with three parents who lost their children to a tipped over dresser made by IKEA. The deaths were all connected to IKEA’s 2016 recall of more than 35 million dressers in North America. The dressers, sold from January 2002 to June 2016, made international headlines when nearly 40 injuries were reported, including at least six deaths around the globe. IKEA also recalled about 80,000 safety gates last summer, which sold from August 1995 to June 2016, after learning of more than 50 accidents involving children who sustained concussions, lacerations, and bruising.

Owners of a recalled MYSINGSÖ Beach Chair, which sold for around $25, are being told to stop using the product immediately. In a statement, IKEA said that the company has redesigned the chair to “mitigate the risks of incorrect re-assembly and injuries.” IKEA also stated that all recalled MYSINGSÖ Beach Chairs purchased before February 2017 can be returned to any IKEA store for a safe replacement or a full refund, no receipt necessary.

To contact IKEA call: (888) 966-4532

To read more about IKEA recalls visit: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/about_ikea/newsroom/product_recalls

 

Button Batteries: Household Danger Hiding in Plain Sight

Button Batteries: Household Danger Hiding in Plain Sight

Every three hours, a child under the age of 18 visits an emergency room to be treated for button battery ingestion. In 2013 alone, 3,366 button battery ingestions were reported to the National Poison Data Center (NPDC), including 13 children who suffered severe injuries and 4 who died. The first description of a button battery […]

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Wal-Mart Recalls More than 70,000 Card Table Sets Due to Amputation & Fall Hazards

Wal-Mart Recalls More than 70,000 Card Table Sets Due to Amputation & Fall Hazards

Target and Wal-Mart are two of the largest retailers in the United States. Both retailers have had their fair share of controversy as well. For instance, Target had a security breach involving customer credit card information during the holidays, and Wal-Mart recently came under fire for allegedly selling fox meat instead of donkey meat in China. Both Target and Wal-Mart have also had a few products recalled in their stores.

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Genlyte Recalls Track Lighting Due to Injury Hazard

Genlyte Recalls Track Lighting Due to Injury Hazard

In recent years, many products have been recalled due to potential impact injury hazards. This week, Kichler Lighting recalled more than 20,000 chandeliers due to the risk that the mounting loop that holds the chandelier may break. Another lighting product has been recalled for similar reasons this week, the CPSC reports.

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Kichler Lighting Recalls Nearly 48,900 Chandeliers Sold At Lowe’s Stores Due To Injury Hazard

Kichler Lighting Recalls Nearly 48,900 Chandeliers Sold At Lowe’s Stores Due To Injury Hazard

Over the past few months, many popular household products have been recalled due to hazards that can cause injuries and pose dangers to consumers. In May, the CPSC announced recalls of three space heaters, including the massive recall of approximately 355,000 Optimus Portable Infrared Radiant Quartz Electric Space Heaters. The heater can pose a fire hazard if the heater comes into contact with nearby combustible materials.

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Pottery Barn Kids Recalls Approximately 12,000 Sweet Lambie Crib Bumpers Due To Entanglement Hazard

Pottery Barn Kids Recalls Approximately 12,000 Sweet Lambie Crib Bumpers Due To Entanglement Hazard

In early May, the CPSC announced that Williams-Sonoma agreed to pay a civil penalty of $987,500 for failure to immediately report a product defect in October 2008. Pottery Barn, which is a division of Williams-Sonoma, recalled approximately 30,000 Chesapeake Hammock Stands due to a wood deterioration problem that could cause the beams to break.

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Louisville Slugger OneX Fastpitch Softball Bat Recalled Due to Handle Breakage

Louisville Slugger OneX Fastpitch Softball Bat Recalled Due to Handle Breakage

Sports still remain one of America’s favorite pastimes, whether individuals are players in the game or spectators on the sideline.  However, there are safety risks with every sport, especially when players use defective equipment that can cause serious injury during regular use.  With a recent recall of a popular fastpitch bat, competitive softball players need to be especially cautious with their equipment choice.

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