Using Walmart's signature card table won't cost you an arm and a leg, but it could result in losing a finger or two.
Following multiple customer injuries, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a mass recall on behalf of Walmart for 73,400 of their Mainstays Five-Piece card table and chair sets Thursday. "The chair can collapse unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard and a risk of finger injury," the agency said.
According to the report, one customer suffered a finger amputation after using the table set and three others have suffered from "fingertip" amputations. Other ailments reported to the huge retailer included sprained and/or fractured fingers, and one report of a "sore back." Prior to the recall, a total of 10 bodily injuries have been reported, according to the CPSC.
The defective items, manufactured by Dongguan Shin Din Metal & Plastic Products Co. in China and Taiwan, were reportedly sold at Walmart.com and at store locations nationwide from May through November 2013. The product retailed for $50.
As of Friday morning, the product was still available to view on Walmart.com, but consumers were not given the option to buy the furniture item online, the product's description reading available "in stores only."
Customers affected by the recall are advised to immediately discontinue use of the card table and can receive a full refund by returning the product to any Walmart location. For more information, contact Walmart's customer service by calling: (800) 925-6278. (Representatives will be available from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT on Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.)
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