Wal-Mart Folding Chairs, Card Table Recalled
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), retail giant Wal-Mart is recalling some 73,400 card table and chair sets due to finger amputation and fall hazards.
So far, there have been 10 reports of injuries after the black vinyl upholstered chairs collapsed. The injuries include reports of a sore back, fingertip amputations, fractured or sprained fingers and one finger amputation.
The Mainstays five-piece card table set was sold exclusively at Wal-Mart stores and Wal-Mart online. The affected tables were manufactured in China and Taiwan and sold for approximately $50. The product was offered from May 2013 through November 2013.
The CPSC urges consumers to stop using the table and chairs immediately and to return the table and chair set to Wal-Mart to receive a full refund. If you purchased the product online, you can go to www.walmart.com for further information concerning the recall.
A manufacturer has a legal obligation to make safe products and a retailer or distributor has a responsibility to assure that the products they sell or distribute are safe for the public. Sometimes, in the rush to make profits, consumer safety takes a back seat. The product liability attorneys at Farah & Farah in Palatka believe that it is our job to keep corporations honest. If they are so ready to take profits from the goods they sell, they should be held liable if those products are defective and injure people.
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