Martha Stewart Settles Finger “Guillotine” Lawsuit
2:23 pm, August 11th | by Amy Tennery
So we already knew about the (allegedly) exploding tables from the Martha Stewart collection, which have, no doubt, terrorized numerous bbq grillers and/or family pets. And while the mystery of the spontaneously shattering glass tabletops may not be resolved just yet, three lawsuits related to another potentially hazardous piece of outdoor furniture from the Martha collection seems to have wrapped up, miraculously.
And hold on to your hats, folks — this one involves severed finger parts. [Shudder].
Yep, a group of three Martha shoppers recently filed suit against MSLO and Kmart, after they “claimed they had parts of their fingers cut off” by a chair, according to the AP.
And how would a chair manage to slice off part of your finger? Glad you asked! Allegedly the chair legs slip forward as you sit down, “serving as a guillotine” for those whose fingers are in the wrong place at the wrong time. Yup, a finger guillotine.
MSLO and Kmart have apparently settled for an undisclosed amount, and the AP said that the plaintiffs are “satisfied.”
Well, as satisfied as people who’ve encountered a finger guillotine could be, right?