Ace Bayou has recently recalled their Ace Bayou Bean Bag Chairs due to suffocation and choking hazards. Two deaths have been reported.
The zippers on the bean bag chairs can be opened by children who can then crawl inside, get trapped and suffocate or choke on the bean bag chair’s foam beads.
Consumers may contact Ace Bayou toll-free at (855) 751-8151 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday for more information.
The recall affects about 2.2 million bean bag chairs following the death of two children. The voluntary recall requires non-refillable bean bag chairs to have closed and permanently disabled zippers.
A 13-year old boy from Texas has died and a 3-year old girl from Kentucky died after suffocating from lack of air and inhaling the chair’s foam beads. Both children were found inside the chairs.
The recalled bean bag chairs were sold at Bon-Ton, Meijer, Pamida, School Specialty, Wayfair and Walmart stores and online before July 2013 for between $30 and $100. Consumers should check their bean bag chairs for any zippers that can open, take those that can open away from children immediately and contact Ace Bayou for a free repair kit to permanently disable the zippers so that they cannot be opened.
If your child has been seriously injured as a result of a defective or recalled product, contact us immediately for a free consultation.
Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission