Before the spring thaw, IKEA has recalled over 30,000 MYSINGSÖ beach chairs distributed from their Conshohocken, PA headquarters. Numerous injuries have been reported when the beach chairs collapse, causing fall and finger amputation injuries. IKEA has received 13 reports of incidents with the beach chairs, with 10 incidents including injuries and 6 resulting in fingertip amputations. The chairs are foldable with a wood base and an attached polyester fabric seat.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and report any incident involving this product. Contact IKEA toll-free at 888-966-4532 anytime or online at www.ikea-usa.com for more information.
The recalled chairs may be returned to any IKEA store for a free replacement or a full refund. Replacement MYSINGSÖ 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 were sold at IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from February 2013 through December 2016 for about $25. The chairs were manufactured in Bosnia and Herzegovina, imported from Switzerland, and distributed from the IKEA North American Headquarters located in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.
Do You Know What to Do Immediately Following a Finger Amputation?
Wrap the severed finger in a dry sterile dressing, apply ice, and elevate your hand to stop the bleeding. Wrap the amputated finger in a wet paper towel and put it inside a plastic bag. Put the bag on ice, however, do not put the amputated part directly on the ice, as it may further damage it. Seek medical help as quickly as possible, as it is difficult to restore blood flow to an amputated finger after more than 12 hours. Fingertip injuries can be excruciatingly painful and repair is complicated. However, doctors are able to use microsurgery to replant severed digits in many cases today.
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