Ikea recalls deckchair after reports of injuries worldwide

Customers who bought any model of the Mysingsö deckchair should return it for a full refund

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Ikea has announced it is recalling a deckchair sold in the UK following reports that it can collapse and cause injury, such as by trapping fingers.

The Swedish furniture giant is asking customers who bought any model of the Mysingsö deckchair to return it for a full refund as part of the global recall.

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The company said it had received five reports (from Finland, Germany, the US, Denmark and Australia) that users had received injuries to their fingers that needed medical treatment.

Ikea is urging customers with any model of Mysingso beach chair to return them before Jan. 31 for a full refund without proof of purchase.

In a statement, Ikea said the chair posed a risk to users of falling or finger entrapment. It said: "After washing the fabric seat it is possible to re-assemble the chair incorrectly, leading to risks of falls or finger entrapments.

"Ikea has received five incident reports in which a Mysingsö beach chair collapsed during use due to incorrect re-assembly. All five reports included injuries to fingers and required medical attention."

It said that a full investigation led to an improved design "to further mitigate the risks of incorrect re-assembly and injuries" and the updated chair would be available from next month.

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