When attempting to unjam a broken recliner do not do so with one finger in the mechanism such that when it does come unstuck you nearly sever a finger.
This I say as I type with one hand, the other encased in ice packs with my left pinky finger black and blue and swelling with a very deep red dent all the way across, top and bottom... didn't actually break the skin much, but pinched in very deep from both sides... but I still have all ten fingers attached. I can still move it and feel it too. And the pain is receding with Tylenol and ice packs. So I probably won't even need a trip to the ER. But damn does it hurt.... and I was quite lucky not to have at least broken it. Although I suppose I might still have a minor fracture or something.
Yes, I am a dumb ass. Thank you.