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
2 Kids Die in Bean Bag Chairs, Prompting Recall
Stock image   (Shutterstock)

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. (More product recall stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.