Ikea recalls beach chair due to collapsing fears; no known incidents in Singapore

There were reports of injuries suffered due to the incorrect reassembly of Ikea's Mysingso beach chair.
There were reports of injuries suffered due to the incorrect reassembly of Ikea's Mysingso beach chair. PHOTO: IKEA

SINGAPORE - Ikea Singapore is recalling its Mysingso beach chair as a precautionary measure, after incidents of the chair collapsing were reported in several countries.

In a press release on Tuesday (Jan 24), the furniture giant said it had received five reports of injuries to fingers that required medical attention in five countries - Australia, Denmark, Finland, Germany and the United States.

No known incidents have been reported in Singapore.

"After washing the fabric seat it is possible to reassemble the chair incorrectly leading to risks of falls or finger entrapments," said the press release.

Stressing that safe products are its top priority, Ikea Singapore said the Mysingso beach chair had gone through relevant mechanical, fabric and chemical tests with approved results.

Ikea customers with beach chairs bought before Jan 31 this year can return them to the Ikea stores for a full refund.

Proof of purchase is not required for the refund.

For more information, call Ikea customer relations on 6786-6868.