Kmart Corp. of Troy, Mich., is recalling about 205,000 lawn chairs that can collapse and injure consumers.
The company received 10 reports of injuries caused by the Sling Garden Chairs it imported from China. Under the Consumer Products Safety Act, all manufacturers or retailers are required to inform the commission of products they have found to cause injuries. Kmart made the decision to recall the chairs after negotiating with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
In six cases, consumers' finger tips were amputated or crushed when caught in the folding chairs' arms. In two others there were reports of back pain.
The chairs, which have a metal frame and a seat made of striped vinyl fabric, sold in Kmart stores nationwide from February through September for about $13.
A Kmart spokeswoman declined to comment.