The Swedish furniture company IKEA recalls roughly 34,000 MYSINGSÖ Beach Chair because that product can collapse and is lead to “fingertip amputation hazards,” according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. 13 people worldwide have been injured, with 6 people getting their fingertips amputated. Three of the incidents, including one fingertip amputation injury, were reported in the US.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement “Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and return them to any IKEA store for a free replacement or full refund.” So customers with a MYSINGSÖ beach chair purchased before February 2017, should bring it back to any IKEA store for a full refund. Proof of purchase (receipt) is not required to receive a full refund. The recall has been instituted in countries like Australia, Germany, Canada, and the United States.The chairs were sold from February 2013 through December 2016 and were available in eight different colors, both in store and online. Ikea said it improved the beach chair’s design to “mitigate the risks of incorrect re-assembly and injuries” after the chair went through testing and a full investigation.For additional information, call IKEA toll-free at:(888) 966-4532.