Walmart has recalled over 73,000 five-piece card table and chair sets because the chairs can collapse. Wal-Mart has received reports of injuries including finger amputation, three fingertip amputations, sprained or fractured fingers and one report of a back injury.
The Mainstays card table sets with a black padded metal folding table and four black padded metal folding chairs recalled are identified by a white label on the bottom of the chairs: “Made by: Dongguan Shin Din Metal & Plastic Products Co.”
The table sets were sold at Walmart stores across the U.S. and on its website from May 2013 through November 2013 a little more than $50. As of January 8, 2014, they still appear on Walmart.com, but the website states that the sets are “Out of stock online.”
The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) website says consumers should immediately stop using the sets and return them to Walmart for a full refund.
Walmart Recalls Card Table and Chair Sets Due to Finger Amputation and Fall Hazards
The CPSC website also states:
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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