The thing about fingers is that they work best when each one is nice and complete. Since it’s much harder to complete everyday tasks with only half a finger, not to mention it’s a very uncomfortable experience to have the tip of your digit squeezed off, Walmart has issued a recall for 73,400 card table and chair sets.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says in its alert about the recall that the Mainstays card table sets with a black padded metal folding table has four black padded metal folding chairs that can collapse unexpectedly, posing danger to any fingers that might be stuck in the fall.
Thus far Walmart has reported 10 injuries its heard about involving the collapsing chairs, including one finger amputation, three fingertip amputations, sprained or fractured fingers and one report of a sore back.
The sets were sold at Walmart stores nationwide and online at http://www.walmart.com from May 2013 through November 2013 for about $50. If you’re unsure if your set is included, look for a label on the bottom of the chairs reading: “Made by: Dongguan Shin Din Metal & Plastic Products Co.”
If you have a potential finger guillotine set of chairs on your hands, stop using them immediately and return the whole set to Walmart for a full refund.
Consumers with questions can call Walmart at (800) 925-6278 or on Walmart’s site.