2 Million Bean Bag Chairs Recalled Due to Suffocation Concerns
Details of the Bean Bag Recall
Ace Bayou Corporation and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall on the chairs sold from 1995 to 2013.
According to reports children are able to open the zipper of the bean bags containing foam beads presenting a choking and suffocation hazard.
Two children, a 13-year-old boy from McKinney, Texas and a 3-year-old girl from Lexington, Kentucky, died after suffocating on the chair's foam beads.
The CPSC reports a third incident involving a 6-year-old boy swallowing the foam bead.
Description of the Recalled Bean Bags
The following information was provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC):
- Only 790 purchasers of the 2.2 million bean bag chairs have responded to the recall.
- The chairs have two zippers: one on the outside without a pull tab and another directly underneath.
- The recalled chairs were sold in a wide array of shapes, colors and sizes. These include round and L-shaped units with vinyl and fabric exteriors.
- “ACE BAYOU CORP” is printed on a tag sewn into the exterior seam.
- Units were sold through various retailers including Walmart, Amazon.com, Meijer.com, Big Lots, Bergner's, Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Carson's, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's, Pamida, School Specialty, Wayfair and Younkers for $30 to $100.