New Orleans company recalls 2.2M beanbag chairs

Ace Bayou Corp. of New Orleans is voluntarily recalling about 2.2 million beanbag chairs after the chairs were implicated in the suffocation deaths of two children. (Mario Tama, 2012 Getty Images)
Ace Bayou Corp. of New Orleans is voluntarily recalling about 2.2 million beanbag chairs after the chairs were implicated in the suffocation deaths of two children. (Mario Tama, 2012 Getty Images)
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Updated: 8/25 1:15 pm

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans company is voluntarily recalling about 2.2 million beanbag chairs after the chairs were implicated in the suffocation deaths of two children.

The New Orleans Advocate reports Ace Bayou Corp. announced the recall Friday along with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The beanbag chairs were sold 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 in separate incidents after they crawled inside the chairs, which have zippers, and then suffocated.

The CPSC urged consumers to contact Ace Bayou at www.acebayou.com for a free repair kit to permanently disable any zippers so that the chairs can no longer be unzipped from the outside.

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Information from: The New Orleans Advocate, http://www.neworleansadvocate.com

 

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