August 22, 2014 — The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall for about 2.2 million bean bag chairs manufactured by Ace Bayou Corp. after receiving two reports of children who died after crawling inside the bags and suffocating.
The bean bag chairs are designed with two zippers that can be opened by children, including one on the removable cover and another directly underneath that opens the bag.
According to the recall:
“The zippers on the bean bag chairs can be opened and children can then crawl inside, get trapped and suffocate or choke on the bean bag chair’s foam beads. The voluntary standard requires non-refillable bean bag chairs to have closed and permanently disabled zippers.”
The reported deaths include a 3 year-old girl from Lexington, Kentucky and a 13 year-old boy from McKinney, Texas. The children died after inhaling the foam beads and suffocating from lack of air. They were both found inside the bean back chairs.
Ace Bayou is asking consumers to check their bean bag chairs for any zippers that can open. If they do open, take the bean bag chair away from children immediately and contact Ace Bayou for a free repair kit that will permanently disable the zipper so it cannot be opened.
The recall affects millions of chairs that were sold in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. The chairs were sold before July 2013 for $30-100 at nany retailers, including Walmart, Wayfair, Bon-Ton, Meijer, Pamida, School Specialty. They were also sold by online retailers, including Amazon.com, Meijer.com, and Walmart.com.
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