Finger Amputations Spur Walmart Recall
10 injuries were reported in connection with the Mainstays folding table, chairs
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 3, 2014 5:48 AM CST
The Mainstays five-piece card table and chair set.   (Consumer Product Safety Commission)

(Newser) – Walmart's PR people are likely wishing they had taken all of New Year's week off: On the heels of the much-publicized recall of donkey meat in China (after it was confirmed that it contained fox, a "rank"-smelling meat), comes another recall, this one in the US. The retail giant is recalling some 73,400 Mainstays five-piece folding metal card table and chairs, after determining that the chairs can collapse without warning—and have. The Consumer Product Safety Commission yesterday revealed that it has fielded 10 injury reports, including one finger and three fingertip amputations.

Other reported injuries include sprained or fractured fingers and a sore back, ostensibly because the chairs present a "fall hazard." The tables and chairs retailed for about $50 and were sold between May and November. Customers can return their sets to Walmart for a full refund. Click for more on Walmart's donkey meat problem.

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Ezekiel 25:17
Jan 4, 2014 1:03 PM CST
On the bright side, Kim Jong Dingly Dong, dog excrement dealer, has ordered them all to be used by his regional party offices. By the way, how is this new? It can't be. My grandma had an old card table with a checkers board printed on the middle. Its like 60 years old if older. You had to watch out for the same risk or else you got a finger nail job you didn't want. You know the drill, it was the kiddy table at holidays. Then you graduated to the corner. Then you graduated to the piano bench. Then you finally graduated to sitting next to aunt Bessie-mae. You then wished you were back at the kiddie table after she called you every other name in the family except your real one. She smelled like a Mentholatum truck crashed into the Este Lauder truck.
iq145
Jan 4, 2014 1:55 AM CST
Walmart myths: http://www.newser.com/story/170955/5-walmart-myths.html
People_Suck
Jan 3, 2014 10:49 PM CST
It's what Suzy uses for finger circumcision.