Wal-Mart’s Recall Woes Continue: This Time Involving Table & Chairs
Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) has had a rough start to 2014. Just days after the retailer was forced to recall its donkey meat in China after tests confirmed that the product contained the DNA of other animals, Wal-Mart pulled another product from its shelves Friday.
According to Market Watch, the Bentonville, Arkansas-based company recalled 73,400 Mainstays five-piece card table and chair sets after after receiving 10 reports of injuries from collapsing chairs. The Consumer Product Safety Commission highlighted the 10 reports of injuries on its website Thursday, and said that injuries suffered from Wal-Mart’s collapsing chairs included “one finger amputation, three fingertip amputations, sprained or fractured fingers, and one report of a sore back.”
Now, Wal-Mart has discontinued the sale of Mainstays card-table sets and chairs. The card-table sets with black padded metal folding table and four padded metal folding chairs were sold for $50 at Wal-Mart stores and online from May 2013 through November 2013. Heshan Camis Industrial Co. Ltd of Guangdong, China manufactured the chairs, while Dongguan Shin Din Metal & Plastic Products made the chair cushions. Consumers have now been warned to stop using the product, and Wal-Mart is reportedly willing to offer full responds for the card table and chair set.