Ikea is recalling roughly 34,000 beach chairs over safety concerns. Typically, chair recalls are initiated over stability concerns and chairs simply tipping over. But the danger of these Mysingsö model chairs is a bit more gruesome. So far 13 people have been injured, with 6 people getting their fingertips amputated.
The chairs were sold from February 2013 through December 2016 and were available in eight different colors, both in store and online. The Mysingsö includes a wood base and an attached polyester fabric seat.
The recall was launched in conjunction with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission which said in a statement, “Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and return them to any IKEA store for a free replacement or full refund.”
Proof of receipt is not required to obtain a refund, according to the Ikea website. And as far as we can tell, a severed finger isn’t required either. We’ve reached out to Ikea for comment and will update this post if we hear back about the whole finger thing.
The recall has been instituted in countries like Australia, Germany, Canada, and the United States. But curiously, it looks like you can still buy it in Saudi Arabia. That’s another thing we’d love clarification on from Ikea.