Over 30,000 IKEA Chairs Recalled Due to Risk of Fingertip Amputations

Over 30,000 IKEA Chairs Recalled Due to Risk of Fingertip Amputations

Over 30,000 IKEA MYSINGSÖ beach chairs have been recalled due to the hazard of fingertip amputations Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) officials said. The recall involves fabric seat chairs with a foldable wood base that were sold between February 2013 and December 2016 for approximately $25. The chairs come in solid colors and different color variations of two additional patterned designs.

To date IKEA has received thirteen reports worldwide of incidents with ten of the reports of injuries; six of which resulted in fingertip amputations officials said. Of the six incidents, three of those, which including one fingertip amputation injury were reported in the United States.

Consumers are urged to discontinue the use of the recalled chairs and return them to any IKEA store for a free replacement or full refund. The replacement MYSINGSÖ beach chairs  have plastic stoppers, which prevent incorrect re-assembly. These replacement chairs are labeled with article numbers 703.380.17 and 903.380.16.

The following article numbers have been recalled. The article numbers are on labels on the wooden frame and sewn into the fabric.

Seat Fabric Color & Pattern Article Number
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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