IKEA recalls 33K beach chairs due to fingertip amputation injuries

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

IKEA has issued a recall for thousands of beach chairs due to incidents resulting in fingertip amputations.

More than 33,000 'MYSINGSO' beach chairs are part of the Swedish retailer's recall whose North American headquarters are located in Conshohocken, Montgomery County.

The beach chairs are labeled with article numbers 703.380.17 and 903.380.16 and have plastic stoppers that prevent incorrect re-assembly.

The chairs are foldable with a wood base and an attached polyester fabric seat. The following article numbers are included in this recall. 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

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and return them to any IKEA store for a free replacement or full refund.

IKEA has received 13 reports worldwide of incidents, including 10 reports of injuries, six of which resulted in fingertip amputations. Three of the incidents, including one fingertip amputation injury, were reported in the U.S.

The chairs were sold at IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from February 2013 through December 2016 for about $25.

Phone: IKEA toll-free at 888-966-4532

Online: IKEA-USA.com