Holiday Tables of Terror

IKEA is recalling more than 9,000 dining tables sold in theU.S. and Canada due to a laceration hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports.

These tables are called GLIVARP extendable dining tables, and they may be particularly dangerous during holiday entertaining and meals.

That’s because the table’s glass extension leaf can detach and fall unexpectedly, posing a laceration hazard.

So, when the table is extended to accommodate additional holiday swag or guests, the danger presents.

Consumers who have one of these should immediately stop using the recalled dining tables and return them to any IKEA store for a full refund or free replacement table.

Call IKEA toll-free at 888-966-4532 anytime or online at www.ikea-usa.com and click on Press Room at the bottom of the page, then on Product Recalls at the top of the page for more information.

This recall involves IKEA GLIVARP extendable dining tables in white. The recalled tables have four steel legs and a glass table top with an extension that can be pulled out to the side.

They measure about 29 inches tall by 49 inches long. The glass table top extension measures about 25 inches long. The supplier number (12003) is printed on a sticker on the underside of the table frame. “GLIVARP” and the IKEA logo are also printed on the sticker.

These tables were sold at IKEA stores nationwide and online at ikea-usa.com from February 2017 through October2018for about $300.

IKEA has received three reports of the table’s glass extension leaf detaching and falling unexpectedly, one of which included a minor injury where no medical attention was needed.

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