Home Furnishings Announce Recall to Repair Folding
Chair Beds and Sofa Beds for Finger Tip Amputation
July 19, 2006
The U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary
recall of IKEA Lycksele Chair Bed and Sofa Bed.
Fingers can become caught in the folding mechanism
of the chair bed/sofa bed, posing a laceration
and/or amputation hazard.
has received one report of a consumer who has
been injured when attempting to operate the folding
mechanism. The incident involved a finger tip
The recall involves LYCKSELE chair
beds and sofa beds produced before July 2005 and
date stamped (year/week) 0526 and earlier. The
frames are constructed of iron and have natural
wood slats. IKEA, the article number (700-326-82
chair bed and 900-326-81 sofa bed), and a four
digit date stamp are printed on a white sticker
located on the underside of the product.
products were sold at IKEA stores and on the Ikea
Web site from April 1999 through June 2006.
Consumers who have a LYCKSELE chair
bed or sofa bed date stamped 0526 or earlier and
which is missing safety covers for the folding
mechanism should call or visit their local IKEA
store to receive free safety covers which fit
over the folding mechanism to prevent finger access.
LYCKSELE chair beds and sofa beds produced since
July 2005 (date stamp 0527 and later) were sold
with safety covers.
more information, consumers can call IKEA at (888)
966-4532 anytime or visit the firm’s Web
site at www.ikea-usa.com.