WASHINGTON (AP) _ About 64,000 children's folding lawn chairs are being recalled because of the danger of finger injury when the chairs are collapsed, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Thursday.

Involved are chairs imported from Italy by Action Industries Inc. of Cheswick, Pa., the agency said. The chairs were sold nationally from 1982 to 1985.

The commission said 22 instances have been reported in which children's fingers became caught when the chair was collapsed. Some cases involved laceration or loss of a fingertip, the agency said.

The chairs were described as child-size folding lawn chairs with a tubular aluminum frame, white plastic armrests and a fabric seat and back with either a multicolored stripe design or a clown design on a red or blue background. Embossed on the armrests are the words ''Lerolin Thiene (1) made in Italy.''

The commission urged consumers to remove the chair from use. To obtain a $5 refund for the product, cut the entire fabric seat and back from the chair and send them to Action Industries, P.O. Box 116, Cheswick, Pa., 15024.

People needing more information can contact the safety commission toll-free at 800-638-2772.