Japanese elevator chair turns into toilet

Caught with a pressing need while stuck in a broken down elevator? A Japanese company has the solution for you: a chair that turns into a toilet.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Caught with a pressing need while stuck in a broken down elevator? A Japanese company has the solution for you: a chair that turns into a toilet.

The EV Cabinet Chair turns into an emergency toilet when needed.

Simply lift the seat's lid and use it as a portable toilet.

Nobuhiro Kubo, Mainichi Inc sales manager, says: "It takes time for people to be rescued when multiple elevators stop in different locations. It's (EV Cabinet Chair) there to solve that, and at other times it can be used as a bench."

The small bench weighs 9.8kg. It's equipped wih disposable toilet bags that can be used up to 10 times.

The elevator chair costs around $600.