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Bean-Bag Chairs Recalled After Two Children Die Climbing Inside

August 22, 2014

Ace Bayou Bean Bag's Foam Beads

The zippers on the Ace Bayou Corp. bean bag chairs can open, letting children crawl into them and get trapped, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said today in a statement. A 13-year-old boy from Texas and a 3-year-old girl from Kentucky died after suffocating and inhaling the bean bag’s foam beads, the agency said. Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission via Bloomberg

Ace Bayou Corp. is voluntarily recalling 2.2 million bean-bag chairs after two children died climbing inside and suffocating.

The zippers on the chairs can open, letting children crawl into them and get trapped, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said today in a statement. A 13-year-old boy from Texas and a 3-year-old girl from Kentucky died after suffocating and inhaling the bean bag’s foam beads, the agency said.

The chairs, manufactured in China, were sold by Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN:US) and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT:US), as well as other chains such as Bon-Ton Stores Inc., up until July of last year. They sold for between $30 and $100.

Ace Bayou, based in New Orleans, is offering a free repair kit to disable the zippers.

To contact the reporter on this story: Nick Turner in New York at nturner7@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Nick Turner at nturner7@bloomberg.net John Lear


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