ACE BAYOU is recalling their bean bag chairs due to a flaw in their zipper system and two deaths have been associated with them.
The product in question is the Ace Bayou Bean Bag Chairs, and they have zippers that can be opened by children and the most horrible thing happened, where on two different occasions, a 13-year-old and 3-year-old child unzipped the chair and crawled inside, and subsequently, suffocated or choked on the contents.
The bean bag chairs can be repaired if you own one, and I would urge you to follow up on this particular scenario.
CPSC press release excerpt:
“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. The recalled chairs with zippers that open were sold in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors and fabrics. They include round or L-shaped, vinyl or fabric, and are filled with polystyrene foam beads. They were sold in a variety of colors, including purple, violet, blue, red, pink, yellow, Kelly green, black, port, navy, lime, royal blue, turquoise, tangerine and multi-color. The round bean bag chairs were sold in three sizes, 30, 32 and 40 inches in diameter. The L-shaped bean bag chair measures 18 inches wide by 30 inches deep by 30 inches high. “ACE BAYOU CORP” is printed on a tag sewn into the bean bag chair’s cover seam.
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.”
The chairs in question were sold at outlets such as Bon-Ton, Meijer, Pamida, School Specialty, Wayfair and Walmart stores and online at Amazon.com, Meijer.com and Walmart.com before July 2013 for between $30 and $100.
You can contact Ace Bayou toll-free at (855) 751-8151 or online at www.acebayou.com and click on “Recall Information” for more information.
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