Amputations, Fall Hazard Prompts Walmart Card Table Recall

card-table-walmart-recallWalmart has implemented a recall of a Card Table and Chair Set over finger amputation and fall hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. Consumers are advised to cease using the recalled Walmart Card Table and Chair Set.

The chairs sold in the Mainstays Five-Piece Card Table and Chair sets may collapse unexpectedly, which poses a fall hazard and risk of finger injury. Finger injury risks include risks of finger and fingertip amputation.

About 73,400 Mainstays Five-Piece Card Table and Chair sets are involved in this recall. The CPSC identifies the recall as Recall Number 14-075, which was implemented on January 2, 2014.

The recalled Mainstays Five-Piece Card Table and Chair sets consist of a black padded metal folding table and four black padded metal folding chairs. The words “Made by: Dongguan Shin Din Metal & Plastic Products Co,” which is the name of the company that made the chair cushions, is printed on a white label that may be found on the bottom of the chairs.

The recalled Mainstays Five-Piece Card Table and Chair sets were sold at Walmart stores nationwide and online at www.walmart.com from May 2013 through November 2013 for about $50. The set was manufactured by Heshan Camis Industrial Co. Ltd., of Guangdong, China; was made in China and Taiwan; and was imported by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Arkansas.

To date, Walmart has received 10 reports of injuries from collapsing chairs. These injury reports include a report of one finger amputation, three fingertip amputations, sprained or fractured fingers, and one report of a sore back.

Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled Mainstays Five-Piece Card Table and Chair sets and to return the entire set to Walmart for a full refund.

Walmart may be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.925.6278 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Central Time (CT) Monday through Friday; from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. CT on Saturday; and from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT on Sunday. Walmart may also be reached online at www.walmart.com (click on “Product Recalls”).

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