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About 1.5M kids' chairs recalled
Safety latch can fail, causing Atico chair to collapse and posing fingertip amputation risk.
April 29, 2005: 8:00 AM EDT
Atico's children's folding chair.
Atico's children's folding chair.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - About 1.5 million children's folding chairs are being recalled because they pose a risk of fingertip amputation, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Friday.

The chairs are made by Atico International of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., which is voluntarily recalling them, the CPSC said.

It said the chair's safety latch can fail, causing the chair to unexpectedly fold or collapse, and a child's finger can become caught in the chair when it does.

Atico said it has received at least four reports of fingertip amputations and seven reports of lacerations, all to children.

The chairs are metal with padded seating and were sold in red, blue, yellow and green, either individually or as a set with a table. The chairs were sold from September 2002 through April of this year at hardware, discount, toy, grocery and drug stores nationwide for $10 individually or $30 a set.

Consumers are being urged to stop using the chairs immediately and contact Atico at or (877) 546-4835 for a full refund.

-- From CNN Newsource Consumer Correspondent Julie Vallese

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