2.2 million bean bag chairs recalled after two children die

Girl, 3, and boy, 13, suffocated after inhaling foam beads.
MCT Regional News
Aug 23, 2014

Following the suffocation deaths of two children, Ace Bayou Corp. is recalling 2.2 million of its bean bag chairs.

The zippers on the chairs are not locked, allowing children to climb inside, where they can suffocate or choke on the foam beads, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday.

The voluntarily recalled chairs were sold before July 2013 at Bon-Ton, Meijer, Pamida, School Specialty, Wayfair and Wal-Mart stores. The New Orleans company’s chairs were also sold online at Walmart.com, Amazon.com and Meijer.com.

A 3-year-old girl from Lexington, Ky., and a 13-year-old boy from McKinney, Texas, died when they climbed inside the chairs and suffocated after inhaling the foam beads, the consumer agency said.

Consumers can contact Ace Bayou for a free repair kit to ensure the zippers can not be opened.

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By Andrew Khouri - Los Angeles Times (MCT)

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Comments

pntbutterandjelly

2.2 million vs. 2. Hmmm. Maybe we should ban chicken bones too. (We need some government oversight but...2.2 million vs. 2?) Seat belts have killed people too.

bnjjad

While i agree with you, I would have to say that seatbelts is a poor comparison in this case. Seatbelts are a safety device that have proven to save lives though under certain cirmustances that is not the case.