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About 1.5M Kids' Chairs Recalled

Safety latch can fail, causing Atico chair to collapse and posing fingertip amputation risk

Apr 29, 2005 | CNN

About 1.5 million children's folding chairs are being recalled because they pose a risk of fingertip amputation, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced.

The chairs are made by Atico International of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., which is voluntarily recalling them, the CPSC said.

It said the chair's safety latch can fail, causing the chair to unexpectedly fold or collapse, and a child's finger can become caught in the chair when it does.

Atico said it has received at least four reports of fingertip amputations and seven reports of lacerations, all to children.

The chairs are metal with padded seating and were sold in red, blue, yellow and green, either individually or as a set with a table. The chairs were sold from September 2002 through April of this year at hardware, discount, toy, grocery and drug stores nationwide for $10 individually or $30 a set.

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