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The seats were recently withdrawn from sale and won’t return to showrooms until they have been modified,.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