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Ikea issues global recall of beach chairs

A popular furniture company has issued a global recall for beach chairs they sell in the United States, Europe and Australia.

Ikea, the ubiquitous Swedish furniture manufacturer, is recalling one of its beach chairs after reports they may collapse and harm consumers. Five reports of injuries from their Mysingso beach chair have already emerged from around the globe — here in America, Australia, Denmark, Germany and Finland.

Apparently, consumers reported both falls and finger entrapments. The injuries to consumers' fingers required medical treatment.

Customers are urged to return any Mysingso model they purchased from Ikea for full refunds.

In its statement to consumers, the company said:

"After washing the fabric seat it is possible to re-assemble the chair incorrectly leading to risks of falls or finger entrapments.

Ikea has received five incident reports in which a Mysingso beach chair collapsed during use due to incorrect re-assembly. All five reports included injuries to fingers and required medical attention."

The company also conducted an investigation into the problems and have redesigned their beach chairs "to further mitigate the risks of incorrect re-assembly and injuries." These updated chairs will be available from Ikea in February.

Responsible companies take the necessary steps to get defective products off the market so that consumers don't continue to be injured once the problem is identified. However, for those who have already suffered the injuries that led to the global recall of the product, that may not be sufficient.

If you have suffered an injury or other damage due to a defective product, you deserve to be compensated for your pain, suffering and other losses. An attorney can evaluate your case and advise you on how to proceed.

Source: Daily Mail, "Ikea recalls £20 Mysingo beach chair globally after five cases of it COLLAPSING and trapping people's fingers," Giulia Crouch, Jan. 24, 2017

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