Ace Bayou Bean Bag Chair Recall Update [US]

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US/Washington: Ace Bayou Bean Bag Chair Recall Update [US]Ace Bayou recalls re-announces its existing recall for 2.2 million Bean Bag Chairs due to suffocation, choking and death hazards; two child deaths already reported. CPSC:

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The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports that Ace Bayou Corporation of New Orleans, Louisiana is re-announcing the recall of an estimated 2.2 million Bean Bag Chairs sold from 1995 to 2013.

According to the CPSC, the zippers on the recalled Bean Bag Chairs can be opened by children who can then crawl inside, get trapped and suffocate or choke on the Bean Bag Chair’s foam beads.

Only 790 Bean Bag Chair owners have responded to the previous recall. The CPSC and Ace Bayou are urging consumers to install the free repair kit to permanently disable the Bean Bag Chairs’ zippers so that they cannot be opened, reducing the danger to children.

CPSC is extremely concerned that these recalled Bean Bag Chairs are continuing to be used by or near children. The small polystyrene foam beads inside these Chairs represent serious suffocation and choking hazards for children: two children are known to have died after suffocating on their Bean Bag Chair’s foam beads. An additional incident has been reported to CPSC involving a 6-year-old boy who opened bean bag and reportedly swallowed some foam beads and had others in his nose and mouth.

The recalled Bean Bag Chairs have two (2) zippers, including an outer zipper that does not have a pull tab and another zipper directly underneath that zipper. Although the outer zipper on the Bean Bag Chair does not have a pull tab, children can open it.

Once they have opened the outer zipper, children can open the inner zipper that contains the foam beads and crawl inside. Children can suffocate or choke on these foam beads.

The two deaths involved a 13-year-old boy from McKinney, Texas and a 3-year-old girl from Lexington, Kentucky who suffocated from lack of air after inhaling the Bean Bag Chair’s foam beads. Both children were found inside the chairs.

  • The recalled Bean Bag Chairs with zippers that can be opened were sold in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors and fabrics. They include round or L-shaped, vinyl or fabric, and are filled with polystyrene foam beads. They were sold in a variety of colors, including purple (shown above), violet, blue, red, pink, yellow, Kelly green, black, port, navy, lime, royal blue, turquoise, tangerine and multi-color.

The round Bean Bag Chairs were sold in three sizes, 30-, 32- and 40- inches in diameter. The L-shaped Bean Bag Chairs measure approximately 18 inches wide by 30 inches deep by 30 inches high. The manufacturer, “ACE BAYOU CORP” is printed on a tag sewn into the Bean Bag Chair’s cover seam. They were made in China.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled products are pictured on the Web site above.

The recalled Bean Bag Chairs were sold at Bergner’s, Big Lots, Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s, Meijer, Pamida, School Specialty, Wayfair, Walmart and Younkers stores and online at,, and other Web sites from 1995 to 2013 for between $30 and $100.

To prevent another death, consumers should immediately check the outside zipper on their Bean Bag Chair to ensure that it has a metal staple to disable its operation. If it does not have a metal staple preventing it from sliding along the zipper track, take the recalled Bean Bag Chair away from children immediately and contact Ace Bayou for the free repair kit to permanently disable the zipper.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact Ace Bayou toll-free at 1-855-571-8151 from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM, Central Standard Time, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can visit the company’s Web site at and click on the “Recall Information” link for more information.

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CPSC recall number: 16-060
Recalls Direct RIN: 6374-2016
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