Death of 2 children prompts recall of over 2M bean bag chairs


( – After the deaths of two children, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Ace Bayou Corp. announced the voluntary recall of about 2.2 million bean bag chairs Friday.

According to the CPSC, zippers on the bean bag chairs allow children to open the bag and crawl inside. It is possible to get trapped and suffocate or choke on the bean bag chair's foam beads.

The CPSC says the voluntary standard requires "non-refillable bean bag chairs to have closed and permanently disabled zippers."

A 3-year-old girl from Kentucky and a 13-year-old boy from Texas died after suffocating inside the bean bag chair and inhaling the chair's foam beads. Both were found inside the chairs, the CPSC reported.

The chairs that are being recalled have two zippers, one on the exterior cover and one underneath that. They were sold in several different sizes, shapes and colors. Ace Bayou Corp. should be printed on the tag sewn into the chair's cover seam. These chairs were sold at Walmart, Bon-Ton, Meijer, Pamida, School Specialty, and Wayfair. They also could have been purchased online at, and before July 2013. The cost for the chairs was between $30 and $100.

Ace Bayou is offering a free repair kit used to permanently disable the zippers. For more, click here or call

For more, click here or call the CPSC at 800-638-2772.