Ace Bayou Corp. is voluntarily recalling 2.2 million bean-bag chairs after two children died climbing inside and suffocating.
The zippers on the chairs can open, letting children crawl into them and get trapped, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said today in a statement. A 13-year-old boy from Texas and a 3-year-old girl from Kentucky died after suffocating and inhaling the bean bag’s foam beads, the agency said.
The chairs, manufactured in China, were sold by Amazon.com Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc., as well as other chains such as Bon-Ton Stores Inc., up until July of last year. They sold for between $30 and $100.
Ace Bayou, based in New Orleans, is offering a free repair kit to disable the zippers.