Ace Bayou reports 2 deaths from Bean Bag Chairs; Recall being announced due to Suffocation and Choking hazard

Bean bag chairs from Ace Bayou are being recalled due to suffocation and choking hazard.  Children can open the zippers on the bean bag chairs easily.  This can then allow the children to crawl inside and get trapped and then suffocate or choke on the foam beads inside the chair.

Two deaths have been reported before this recall: a 13-year-old boy from McKinney, TX and a 3-year-old girl from Lexington, KY.  They both were found inside the bean bag chairs suffocating from lack of air and inhaling the 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. 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. They were made in China.

If you think you have one of these bean bag chairs, check the zippers to see if they can be opened.  If so, take them away from children immediately and contact Ace Bayou for a free repair kit so that you can permanently disable the zipper so it cannot be opened.

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