A chair that was on sale at Kmart from 2014 to 2016 has been recalled as it poses a possible “entrapment or laceration hazard”.
A popular chair on sale at Kmart from 2014 to 2016 has been urgently recalled, with customers warned to return the chair “immediately” after fears it may cause serious injury.
“The tapering of the inside bottom of the chair legs may lead to entrapment or laceration hazard,” the retail giant stated on their Facebook page.
“Kmart can supply a free plug insert to customers and these plugs will need to be inserted into the legs of the chairs. Once the plugs have been inserted, customers can continue using the chairs.”
“Alternatively, customers can return the chairs for a full refund. This item was available for purchase between July 2014 and March 2016.”
The chair in question is the popular metal chair, a reproduction of the popular Tolix French cafe chairs, which were available in white, red, and black. Given the popularity of the chair, with thousands of chairs sold, and the fact that they were also initially recalled in 2016, it appears that this latest recall is not an overreaction. The Daily Telegraph initially reported at the time of the previous recall that as many as eight people had already been injured by the chairs, slicing their feet open on the sharp edges.
Comments on the Facebook post confirmed the potential danger of the chairs, with many surprised that they could still be on the market.
“Omgosh, our 3-year-old son got his toe stuck in one of these chairs…nearly cut it off!” wrote one distressed mum.
“My husband sliced his toe so badly he needed stitches on our chairs!” said another.
Owners of the chairs have been urged to contact Kmart Customer Service as soon as possible to organise the necessary plugs or process a full refund.
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