The Ace Bayou Corporation has announced product recalls affecting bean bag chairs manufactured by that company.
According to the New Orleans based company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 2.2 million beanbag chairs are included in the product recalls, which followed after two deaths were reported. A 13-year old boy from Texas and a 3-year old girl from Kentucky reportedly died of suffocation after crawling inside the chairs. Both children were found inside the chairs.
Zippers on the beanbag chairs can permit the chairs to be opened allowing children to crawl inside the chairs where they can become entrapped and suffocate or choke on the foam beads inside the chairs. Non-refillable bean bag chairs are to be closed and have disabled zippers according to voluntary industry standards.
The Ace Bayou bean bag chairs were manufactured in China and sold before July 2013 at Bon-Ton, Meijer, Pamida, School Specialty, Wayfair and Walmart stores and at Amazon.com online.
Clark, Perdue & List has recently reported on other product recalls involving products used by children: Product Recalls: Recaro Child Safety Seats Recalled; Product Recalls: Parents Urged to Discard ‘Nap Nappy’ After Reports of Infant Deaths.
The Ohio Product Recall attorneys at Clark, Perdue & List have experience representing individuals who have been injured or killed by defective products. If you or a family member has been injured by a dangerous or defective product, contact Clark, Perdue & List.