More than two million bean bag chairs are being recalled for a second time by the Consumer Product Safety Commission after an inital recall last year went largely unnoticed.
What you need to know about the bean bag recall
At the heart of the recall are 2.2 million Ace Bayou bean bags that were sold from 1995 to 2013 at Bergner’s, Big Lots, Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s, Meijer, Pamida, School Specialty, Wayfair, Walmart and Younkers stores, as well as online at Amazon.com, Meijer.com, Walmart.com and elsewhere.
After issuing a first recall in August 2014, the CPSC found only that only 790 customers responded to the recall. That’s despite two deaths being tied to the bean bags.
The danger stems from foam beads inside the chairs that pose a risk of suffocation and choking for children. The first recall was issued after two children opened the bean bags, crawled inside and suffocated to death.
‘Consumers should check the outside zipper on their bean bag chair to ensure that it has a metal staple to disable the outer zipper,’ the CPSC reports. ‘If it does not have a metal staple, take the recalled bean bag chair away from children immediately and contact Ace Bayou for the free repair kit to permanently disable the zipper.’
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