But surely, you wonder, these big box companies wouldn't sell furniture if it was dangerous, would they? Actually, yes! You get what you pay for, and these $99 Chinese import rocking chairs are actually dangerous and hurt people when they sit in them, as happened when Walmart recalled 643,000 of their Walmart rocking chairs after 45 people were injured in various painful ways. That report from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission called the rockers "dangerous" due to "poor construction" and said "Consumers should immediately stop using these rocking chairs and return them to Wal-Mart for a full refund".
Here is what they said happened to people who bought these cheap rocking chairs (again quoting the US government report):
Wal-Mart has received 55 incident reports including 45 injuries. Those injuries include a cut in the leg requiring 16 stitches, a slight concussion, fractured ribs, wrist and cervical/lumbar sprains, upper back injuries, a pinched nerve, a shoulder joint tear, and one incident in which a pregnant woman began having contractions after the display chair in which she was sitting flipped over backwards. Many of the injuries occurred on display models in Wal-Mart stores.
OK, those really sound painful. It can feel good to think you're saving money, but please realize that you do often get what you pay for, and when it comes to furniture, buying something of good design and quality construction is really important...to your health!