2 Kids Die in Bean Bag Chairs, Prompting Recall
Recall covers 2.2M zippered chairs from Ace Bayou
By Arden Dier, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 22, 2014 11:48 AM CDT
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(Newser) – More than two million Ace Bayou bean bag chairs are being recalled after the company says two children died inside the cushy seats. A 13-year-old Texas boy and a 3-year-old girl in Kentucky are both suspected of opening the chair's zippers and climbing inside, where they were found suffocated, Reuters reports. It is also possible for children to choke on the foam beads found inside, the company says. Up until July of last year, the chairs were selling for up to $100 from Walmart, Wayfair, Amazon.com, and other retailers, according to CBS News. The company is offering customers a free kit to permanently disable a chair's zipper.

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zz377zz .
Aug 23, 2014 5:25 AM CDT
Not to ridicule the dead,but it used to be called evolution,the dumb would drop by the way,and the intelligent advances.
Aug 23, 2014 12:53 AM CDT
You are supposed to sit ON them, not IN them. Also not eat them. Jeeze, they are not Tauntauns, you can't just climb inside them and stay warm.
Aug 22, 2014 10:13 PM CDT
So, because of one tragedy and one idiot, the company must spend moocho dollars to make it safer. Which means you can expect the bean bag price to increase to cover this additional expense or they may increase the cost of their other product line.