Bean Bag Chair Recalled After Two Deaths
Late last month Ace Bayou Corp. along with the Consumer Product Safety Commission voluntarily recalled 2.2 million bean bag chairs. The bean bag chairs are being recalled due to both a choking and suffocation hazard. The recall follows the deaths of a 13-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl. Both children were able to unzip the zipper of the bean bag and crawl inside with the foam beads that make up the chair and both children suffocated inside the bean bag.
The bean bag chair came in two different styles, one a round shape and the other an “L” shape, and were sold in many different colors. These chairs were available for purchase at stores, such as Big Lots and Wal-Mart, and also online at Amazon.com and WalMart.com. Parents are urged to immediately take the chair away from children and contact Ace Bayou Corp. for a free repair kit that will disable the zippers permanently. More information, including a list of stores the bean bag chair was sold at and a list of colors it came in, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.
Safety recalls are issued for a reason, and it can be very dangerous to ignore them. Keep your children safe by visiting websites like SafeKids to stay up to date with safety recalls. The following are some of the recalls issued late last month:
- Kraft Food Groups along with the FDA issued a recall of certain Kraft Singles due to a possible foodborne illness.
- American Woodcrafters have recalled a set of bunk beds because the mattress support rails could break and create a fail hazard. These beds were sold exclusively at Havertys stores nationwide and online.
- Dole fresh vegetables is issuing an allergy alert and voluntarily recalling DOLE-branded spinach. There may have been a possible contamination by walnuts with these products.
- Bexco is recalling its Franklin & Ben Mason 4-in-1 convertible cribs because of a fall and entrapment hazard. The crib front can separate from the side panels, thus creating the entrapment.
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