IKEA Recalls MYSINGSÖ Beach Chairs After Six Reports of Fingertip Amputations

IKEA recalls MYSINGSÖ beach chairs after reports of finger amputations among other injuries.

MYSINGSÖ beach chair is a foldable beach chair that sells for approximately $25. The seat has been recalled after the beach chair can collapse without warning. Consequently, the chair poses a risk of potentially injuring anyone sitting in the chair.

The company issued a statement that the MYSINGSÖ chairs “can collapse, posing fall and fingertip amputation hazards.” the company added, “Customers with an MYSINGSÖ beach chair, purchased before February 2017, should bring it back to any IKEA store for a full refund.”

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PARIS, FRANCE – AUGUST 24, 2014: Busy woman reading IKEA Catalogue before buying furniture for her new house. The catalogue is published annually by the Swedish home furnishing retailer (Hadrian / Shutterstock, Inc.)

Also, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety released a statement saying IKEA has received 13 incident reports around the world in which MYSINGSÖ collapsed during use due to the product being incorrectly assembled. As a result, the ten reports included injuries to fingers and six resulted in a fingertip amputation.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission tells consumers to stop using the chairs and return them to any IKEA store for a free refund. Also, if consumers are interested in buying a replacement MYSINGSÖ they are warned to purchase a chair labeled with “article numbers 703.380.17 and 903.380.16 and have plastic stoppers that prevent incorrect re-assembly.”

IKEA recalls

Last June, the furniture company recalled 29 million MALM and other dressers due to a potential tip-over hazard. The company offered refunds to customers who purchased the dresser. The furniture was found responsible for the deaths of three children. The company warned customers about the potential of falling, however, following the recall IKEA discontinued all sales of the furniture.