Amputation and Fall Risks Prompt Recall of 73,400 Table and Chair Sets

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Card table and chair sets under the Mainstays brand are being recalled by the Bentonville, Arkansas-based Wal-Mart because of a safety issue that has already led to reports of injury.  The recall affects 73,400 sets of furniture that were available across the country from Walmart between this past May and November.  The chairs are in danger of suddenly collapsing during use, an issue that could cause a person to fall but that could also lead to a finger amputation if their digits are beneath the chair at that time.  Ten incidents involving amputations, fractures, sprains, or sore backs have been reported, and the chairs should not be used.  A refund can be obtained from Walmart.

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