2.2 Million Bean-Bag Chairs Recalled After Two Children Die

LOS ANGELES (Los Angeles Times/MCT) —

Following the suffocation deaths of two children, Ace Bayou Corp. is recalling 2.2 million of its bean-bag chairs.

The zippers on the chairs are not locked, allowing children to climb inside, where they can suffocate or choke on the foam beads, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday.

The voluntarily recalled chairs were sold before July 2013 at Bon-Ton, Meijer, Pamida, School Specialty, Wayfair and Wal-Mart stores. The New Orleans company’s chairs were also sold online at Walmart.com, Amazon.com and Meijer.com.

A 3-year-old girl from Lexington, Ky., and a 13-year-old boy from McKinney, Texas, died when they climbed inside the chairs and suffocated after inhaling the foam beads, the consumer agency said.

Consumers can contact Ace Bayou for a free repair kit to ensure the zippers cannot be opened.

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