2.2 million bean bag chairs recalled after 2 deaths reported

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BETHESDA, Md. — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Ace Bayou Corp. are announcing the voluntary recall of about 2.2 million bean bag chairs following the deaths of two children.

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 recalled bean bag chairs have two zippers that can be unzipped and opened, including one of the exterior cover and other directly underneath that zipper.

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A 13-year old boy from McKinney, Texas, and a 3-year-old girl from Lexington, Ky. 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 Meijer, Walmart, and other retailers, as well as online at Amazon.com, Meijer.com and Walmart.com before July 2013 for between $30 and $100.

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The CPSC recommends for consumers to “check their bean bag chairs for any zippers that can open, take those that can open away from children immediately, and TO contact Ace Bayou for a free repair kit to permanently disable the zippers so that they cannot be opened.

Click here for additional information on this recall.

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