Fantastic Furniture to Recall 100,000 Popular Worx Chairs After Two People Had Toes Cut Off

Fantastic Furniture are set to issue an important product recall on their popular Worx Chair after the sharp metal edges on the bottom of the chair cut off the toes of two people.

Back in October last year the first incident occurred, when 11 year-old Trae McGovern stubbed his toe on the chair at a friend’s home on the Gold Coast. After undergoing reconstructive surgery, part of the second toe that was sliced off couldn’t be reattached.

A similar incident happened in April, with Fairfield West man Mark Bulman tripping over the chair in his kitchen.  The sharp metal on the leg of the chair sliced the middle toe on his left foot clean off.  “I’m still not used to having no toe,” Mr Bulman told the Daily Telegraph. “You expect to feel something and you can’t; but there’s a phantom feeling.”

The Worx dining chair sliced off Mark Bulman's toe last October.
The Worx dining chair sliced off Mark Bulman’s toe last October.

The Worx Chair is still listed for sale on the Fantastic Furniture website although listed as in store sales only.

Fantastic-Furniture-Worx-Chair-RecallIf you’ve got an affected Worx dining chair, you can request a free plug insert kit from the store where they purchased the dining chair or email Fantastic Furniture’s customer care.


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