MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – They’re smooshy, they’re comfy and they can be deadly.
New Orleans based Ace Bayou Corp. has recalled more than two million of their bean bag chairs after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday that the zippers on the chairs can open.
A 13-year-old boy from McKinney, Texas, and a 3-year-old girl from Lexington, Kentucky, were found dead inside the chairs after they suffocated from a lack of air and inhaled the chair’s foam beads.
The chairs were sold at Meijer, Pamida, School Specialty, Wayfair and Walmart stores and online at Amazon.com, Meijer.com and Walmart.com. They cost between $30 and $100 and were sold before July 2013. They come in all different colors, shapes, fabrics and sizes.
Owners of the bean bag chairs should check if the zippers open and take them away from children if they do, the CPSC said.
Ace Bayou is offering customers a free repair kit that will stop the zippers from opening. Customers can order one at acebayou.com.
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