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Wal-Mart recalls table-chair set after finger amputation injuries

The Mainstays five-piece card table and chair set from Wal-Mart is shown in this file photo from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. ( U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)
January 3, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
Wal-Mart is recalling a popular card table and chair set after multiple amputation injuries and fall hazards.

The Mainstays five-piece card table and chair sets can collapse unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard and risk of finger injury - including finger amputation. Approximately 73,400 sets are involved in the recall.

The company says it has received reports of one finger amputation and three fingertip amputations. Eight other injuries were also reported including sprained or fractured fingers and a sore back.

Wal-Mart advised customers to stop using the set immediately and return it for a full refund.

The sets were sold nationwide and online from May 2013 through November 2013 for about $50.

Customers can call Wal-Mart at (800) 925-6278 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT on Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. CT on Sunday. You can also visit www.walmart.com and click on Product Recalls for more information.


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