Bean Bag Chairs Recalled After Two Children Die


The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Ace Bayou Corp. are voluntarily recalling about 2.2 million bean bag chairs following the deaths of two children. The chairs come in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors and fabrics and are filled with polystyrene foam beads. Two children, a 13-year-old boy from McKinney, Texas, and a 3-year-old girl from Lexington, Kentucky, died after they crawled inside the chairs and suffocated.

The recalled bean bags were made in China and sold by the New Orleans-based company at stores such as Wal-Mart and online on and The chairs have two zippers and are round or L-shaped. Consumers should check their bean bag chairs for any zippers that can open, take the chairs away from children immediately and contact Ace Bayou for a free repair kit to permanently disable the zippers.


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