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Wal-Mart recalls card table, chair sets after finger amputations

Jan. 2, 2014 at 12:31 PM ET

Wal-Mart Stores is recalling this card table and chair set after reports of injuries, including fingertip amputations.
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Wal-Mart Stores is recalling this card table and chair set after reports of injuries, including fingertip amputations.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is recalling about 73,400 Mainstays five-piece card table and chair sets because the chairs can unexpectedly collapse, posing a fall hazard or potential finger injury. 

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday that Wal-Mart has received 10 reports of injuries, including one finger amputation, three fingertip amputations, sprained or fractured fingers and one report of a sore back. 

The recall includes the Mainstays card table sets with a black padded metal folding table and four black padded metal folding chairs. "Made by: Dongguan Shin Din Metal & Plastic Products Co.," the company that made the chair cushions, is printed on a white label on the bottom of the chairs. 

This is the label on the table and chair sets that Wal-Mart is recalling because of the risk for collapse and injury.
Consumer Product Safety Commission
This is the label on the table and chair sets that Wal-Mart is recalling because of the risk for collapse and injury.

The sets were sold at Wal-Mart stores across the U.S. and on its website from May 2013 through November 2013 for about $50. 

Consumers should immediately stop using the set and return it to Wal-Mart for a full refund. Individuals may contact Walmart at (800) 925-6278 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT on Saturday, and from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. CT on Sunday. 

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