The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Ace Bayou are re-announcing the recall of 2.2 million bean bag chairs, due to a low rate of consumer response.
Only 790 consumers have responded to the recall. That has the CPSC extremely concerned that the bean bag chairs are continuing to be used by children.
Two child deaths from suffocating on the foam beads inside the chair were reported in last year’s recall. The two deaths involved a 13-year old boy from McKinney, Texas and a 3-year-old girl from Lexington, Kentucky who suffocated from lack of air and inhaling the chair’s foam beads. Both children were found inside the chairs.
An additional incident has been reported to the CPSC involving a six-year-old who opened the bean bag, swallowed some foam beads and had others in his nose and mouth.
The recalled chairs were sold in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors and fabrics from 1995 through 2013. They were sold at Bergner’s, Big Lots, Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s, Meijer, Pamida, School Specialty, Wayfair, Walmart and Younkers stores and online at Amazon.com, Meijer.com, Walmart.com and other websites from 1995 to 2013 for between $30 and $100.
Consumers are urged to contact ace bayou for a free repair kit to permanently disable the zipper so the chairs can not be opened. Ace Bayou can be reached toll-free at 855-571-8151 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.acebayou.com and click on “Recall Information” for more information.