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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.

Do you own the popular Kmart metal chairs? Let us know in the comments!

  • Never bought these, but thank you for letting us know of the problem.

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  • Didn’t purchase one.

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  • I can’t believe they were selling these chairs as early as 2014 and are now recalling them because of a danger they may cause. Wonder how many people actually reported the problem in the first place. Fancy waiting 7 years to recall them that’s if they lasted that long

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  • Thanks for sharing with us! I have stools in similar design as these chairs. So far no trouble at all. But great to know of this recall

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  • I’m surprised these chairs were sold back in 2016 and only now being recalled.

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  • I don’t, but I’ve no doubt there’ll be a mad rush for people returning them.

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  • Thats really scary. Not my style of chair, looks uncomfortable and dangerous.

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  • Surprised these wouldn’t have been recalled some years ago, but good to see a recall.


    • Yes, I was thinking that it’s a very late recall too !

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  • I thought these were recalled ages ago?

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  • Our dance school has these and several of them broke very quickly.

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  • Thanks for the recall just in case l know friends who have one but no!

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  • Wow. Good information to know. Fortunately we don’t own any of these chairs.

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  • Kmart again with another defective item

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  • Thank you for letting us know. We don’t have it at home.

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  • Thanks for the advice on the chairs. We do not have these chairs but it is good to be aware of them.

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