The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced that about 2.2 million beanbag chairs are being voluntarily recalled following the suffocation deaths of two children.
According to CPSC, the chairs have zippers that can be opened, which can allow children to crawl inside. Recently, two children —a 13-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl — were found dead inside the beanbag chairs. The children had suffocated from inhaling the chair’s foam beads.
The industry has a voluntary standard that specifies that all zippers on beanbag chairs be disabled to prevent children from going inside of the chairs.
The chairs were manufactured by Ace Bayou and were sold for $30 to $100 before July 2013 at Amazon.com, Walmart, Bon-Ton, Meijer, Pamida, School Specialty and Wayfair. The chairs come in a variety of sizes, colors and shapes, and were manufactured in China, have tags that say “Ace Bayou Corp.”