You can find this item in thousands of family rooms and playrooms across the country. Card tables are a major staple this time of year as people try to make seating for as many friends and relatives as possible. Not to mention all the people (namely kids) who play board games on them. Well, those who have one take note: Walmart is recalling 73,400 Mainstays five-piece card table and chair sets after customers reported amputations. Yes. AMPUTATIONS.
Reportedly, some people have been hurt when the tables unexpectedly collapsed. So far, Walmart has received 10 reports of injuries, including one finger amputation, three fingertip amputations, sprained or fractured fingers, and one back injury.
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The table is manufactured by Dongguan Shin Din Metal & Plastics Co, which is based in Guangdong, China. Sold at Walmart stores across the country, the store is taking immediate action to make sure their customers are safe. It can be returned at any location for a full refund, and the Consumer Product Safely Commission urges that people stop using this product immediately, even if they have not had any problems with it.
If you have one, take it back to a Walmart or 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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