updated 7/27/2005 3:48:22 PM ET 2005-07-27T19:48:22

Three companies are recalling nearly 1.8 million children’s folding chairs because the safety locks can fail, causing the chairs to suddenly collapse or fold and catch children’s fingers, the government said Wednesday.

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Children have suffered finger lacerations, fractures and finger tip amputations, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The chairs, sold nationwide and manufactured in China, are made of metal tubing and vinyl padded seats and came in various designs and colors.

Recalled products:

  • About 1.1 million chairs by Idea Nuova Inc. The five incidents reported included two finger tip amputations and one finger fracture and laceration. Discount department and toy stores sold them as a set of one table and two chairs from September 2004 to June 2005. More information is available by calling the company at 866-772-1666 or e-mailing at repairideanuova.com.
  • About 522,000 chairs by Fourstar Group Inc. The three injuries reported included lacerations and fractures. Discount and grocery stores sold them individually or as a set from July 2003 to July 2005. More information is available by calling the company at 866-290-6191.
  • About 175,000 chairs by Meco Corp. The three incidents reported involved a laceration and two pinched fingers. Furniture and wholesale club stores sold them as a table and four-chair set from July 2003 to May 2005. More information is available by calling the company at 800-251-7558.

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