The case for domestic sourcing received a boost this week after Walmart was required to recall 73,400 five-piece card table and chair sets sold under its Mainstays brand.
The recall was initiated after Walmart said it received reports of 10 injuries including one instance of a finger amputation and several fingertip amputations. The product was manufactured by the Heshan Camis Industrial Co. Ltd., of Guangdong, China, according to the Consumer Products Safety Commission.
Walmart sold roughly 73,400 of the sets for $50 between May and November 2013. Consumers who return the product can receive a full refund and can identify the product by a white label on the bottom of the chairs that reads, “Made by: Dongguan Shin Din Metal & Plastic Products Co."