IKEA is recalling one of its chairs due to safety concerns 4 years ago

IKEA is recalling one of its chairs due to safety concerns

IKEA is recalling a line of chairs after several reports of accidents.

The Swedish store is urging customers who have bought a MYSINGSÖ beach chair before February 2017 to bring it back to any IKEA store for a full refund.


Incident reports received by IKEA said that after customers wash the fabric seat it is possible to re-assemble the chair incorrectly, leading to risks of falls or finger entrapments.

All five reports included injuries to fingers and required medical attention. The reported injuries happened in Finland, Germany, USA, Denmark and Australia but they are urging all customers to return their chairs for a full refund.

Receipt or proof of purchase is not necessary to return the product.

''Safe products is a top priority at IKEA and all our products shall comply with international and national legislation as well as relevant standards.'' the company said in a statement.

'''The MYSINGSÖ beach chair has gone through relevant mechanical, fabric and chemical tests with approved result.Upon receiving the reports a full investigation was initiated. This lead to an improved design to further mitigate the risks of incorrect re-assembly and injuries.''

The updated chair will be available in IKEA stores from February 2017.