Dollar General Folding Chairs Recalled After Reports of Amputated Fingers

Around 155,000 folding lounge chairs have been recalled by Dollar General after several reports that the chairs caused lacerations or amputations to fingers were filed.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the chairs are called True Living Sling Loungers and have white metal frames with green or blue fabric.

The hazard expressed on the CPSC recall notice warns that the "recalled loungers can collapse unexpectedly, posing an amputation, laceration and pinching hazard if finger gets caught in the metal folding joints."

The chairs were sold in 2019, and so far, the Tennessee-based company has received at least three confirmed reports in which customers alleged the chairs collapsed, causing lacerations or even amputation of a finger or several fingers caused by the folding metal joints.

They had been previously sold at all Dollar General stores nationwide from January to September 2019, going for about $20 each. The chairs were manufactured by Shanghai Worth Garden Products Co. in China.

A Dollar General spokesperson told Newsweek, "At Dollar General, our customers' safety is of paramount importance. The product at issue was tested against applicable safety requirements, and no issues were identified prior to our offering it for sale in early 2019. Upon learning of potential safety concerns, we removed the product from our shelves in August 2019, and along with our vendor, have been cooperating with the CPSC since that time."

Anyone with one of these chairs should stop using it immediately and cut the fabric so that no one else may use it. People are also advised to contact their Dollar General to return the chair and will be offered a full refund.

To get a refund for the chair, customers are encouraged to contact Dollar General by calling 800-678-9258 or through the company's website.

The CPSC is in charge of protecting the public from injury risks or death associated with thousands of types of products and says it is committed to protecting Americans from items that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard.

Newsweek reached out to Dollar General for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.

The CPSC's recall list is vast, showing hundreds of products that have been recalled at some point due to dangerous threats posed to consumers, including another product that has been known to lacerate fingers.

According to Denver7, a recall was applied to 32 models of a portable generator purchased between June 2013 through June 2021. The generators are made by a company called Generac and were issued a nationwide recall after eight reports of injuries were connected to the generator's handle.

Seven of the eight reports had resulted in a finger amputation, and one finger was severely crushed.

It is sold at Costco, Home Depot, Lowe's Stores, Napa Auto Parts, Ace Hardware and Amazon, and consumers are asked to stop using the generator and lock the handle with a locking pin.

Recalled Lounge Chairs
Dollar General has recalled their lounge chairs as they can collapse unexpectedly and have caused several reports of injury and finger amputation. Consumer Product Safety Commission