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Furniture retailer Fantastic Furniture is set to recall nearly 100,000 chairs after two people had their toes sliced off by the popular dining room seats.

The ‘Worx Chairs’ which sell for $39 at Fantastic Furniture are expected to be recalled  after the super sharp edges have caused multiple injuries nationwide.

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Trae McGovern, 11, is the latest victim having lost a third of a toe.

His mother Jaclyn Gross took to Facebook posting: “If anyone has chairs like this please be careful trae has lost part of his toe tonight from one of these chairs. He has surgery in the morning. Could off been worse but super dangerous cut it off clean,” the post read accompanied by an image of the chair.

worx chair

The seats have since been taken off showroom floors and are no longer available online.

Fantastic CEO Debra Singh said: “There potentially is an issue with the chair. It’s a potential issue.”

“We want to mitigate any future incidents.”

The seats were recently withdrawn from sale and won’t return to showrooms until they have been modified,.

The recall of chairs already sold will involve retrofitting plugs to go inside the legs. Customers will have to request the plugs. If a refund is sought it will be given.

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  • This would have been awful – you would think it would have been picked up prior to production.

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  • Wow, that’s very scary! Poor boy losing part of his toe, ouch! Such a bargain price too. Hopefully they can remake them in a much safer way.

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  • Thank you for the warning Tracy. You have great experience in warning people about dangeruous products used by all age groups.

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  • Toes sliced off? It’s so incredibly scary!!

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  • My goodness. That’s terrible. I hope no one else gets hurt in the meantime

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  • How did this happen, glad they have been recalled. These things should not happen these days.

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  • I actually read about this full story a couple of days back the first incident resulted in a man loosing his toe, it was completely cut off.
    I hear and read about these types of things, furniture, cots, pram and toys to name a few that have caused injury or could potentially cause injury and I am left dumb founded on how they actually are on sale in the first place , how are they passing safety standards or getting through.?

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  • mmm, this is incredible – what a disaster product

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  • Ow! This sounds surprisingly dangerous .

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  • What on earth?!!!! That’s soooo not cool!

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  • I’m surprised they even passed the safety standards. Glad they are being fixed and recalled so a worse injury doesn’t occur

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  • What horrible injuries to receive from furniture. I hope people do the responsible thing and return these items.

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  • oh wow! i am glad that i don’t have these but i have thought about it. that must have been so frightening for that poor child and his family!. thank you so much Tracy for sharing this article. i had not heard about this! thank you for sharing this and keeping us all informed.

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  • Goodness. Surely there should be some sort of safety guidelines in place to prevent this sort of thing in the first place!

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  • Lke jg

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