Walmart Issues Recall on Folding Card Table Set for Finger Amputations

by Christopher Freeburn | January 3, 2014 11:43 am

Walmart Issues Recall on Folding Card Table Set for Finger Amputations

On Thursday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Walmart (WMT[1]) would recall card table and chair sets that were prone to cause injuries[2].

walmart store 300x180 Walmart Issues Recall on Folding Card Table Set for Finger Amputations[3]
Source: Flickr[4]

Walmart stores sold Mainstay-branded card table sets between May 2013 and November 2013. The five-piece sets, which include four padded folding chairs and a table, can be identified by labels on the underside of seats that read: “Made by Dongguan Shin Din Metal & Plastics Product Co,” UPI notes.

People who purchased the table and chair sets can return them to Walmart, which will refund the purchase price.

The recall was prompted a large number of reports of consumers who sustained injuries when the chairs collapsed. The CPSC noted that consumers were at a risk of losing a finger during chair collapses, in addition to injuries sustained by falling.

The table and chair sets were priced at $50 when sold at Walmart.

Earlier this week, Walmart recalled Donkey meat sold at its stores in China[5] after testing by local regulators found that the product contained fox DNA.

Shares of WMT stock slipped fractionally in Friday morning trading. WMT stock finished 2013 up more than 10%.

Endnotes:
  1. WMT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=WMT
  2. that were prone to cause injuries: http://www.upi.com/Business_News/2014/01/02/Walmart-recalls-card-tables-and-chairs/UPI-43011388693254/
  3. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/walmart-store.jpg
  4. Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/walmartcorporate/
  5. recalled Donkey meat sold at its stores in China: http://investorplace.com/2014/01/walmart-recalls-donkey-meat-containing-fox/#.UsbnhHm1Kf0

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