The chairs, which are manufactured in Bosnia and Herzegovina, came in eight different color varieties. Per the CPSC, they were on the market nationwide from February 2013 to December 2016, and cost $25 each. The chairs are foldable with a wood base and an attached polyester fabric seat that can easily collapse, which is where the grievous bodily harm comes into play.
If you peruse the product recall section of IKEA’s website, you’ll notice that things like this happen pretty frequently. Usually though, something is recalled because it tends to fall over, or doesn’t meet the safety standards of government regulators in a specific country.
But this is way more gruesome. Sitting in a beach chair shouldn’t slice your finger off, if you ask us. The chair has also been recalled in Finland, Germany, Denmark and Australia, because citizens of those countries also have fingers they can’t afford to lose.