The defective product lawyers at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION
again advise consumers of a recent, voluntary product recall involving
millions of bean bag chairs. After two, children's deaths were reported,
manufacturer, Ace Bayou, in conjunction and cooperation with the United
States Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC") issued a
product recall due to associated choking and suffocation hazards. The
product defect associated with these various bean bags involves the zippers
on the chairs which can be opened by children and youngsters who, in turn,
crawl inside the bags, become entrapped and either choke or suffocate
on the bean bag's beads, which are comprised of foam.
Ace Bayou Corporation of New Orleans, Louisiana and the CPSC are jointly
announcing this voluntary recall. The scope of this recall is quite large
– encompassing and including nearly 2.2 million bean bag chairs
subsequent to the children's deaths referenced above.
Numerous reports from the field have included children unzipping the bags,
crawling inside the bags and becoming trapped or otherwise chocking on
the foam particles within the bean bag, itself. Standards associated with
this type of product mandate that all bean bag chairs which are non-refillable
must have closed and disabled zippers which prevent opening and entry.
Tragically, a teenaged boy from Northeast Texas, and a 3-year-old little
girl from Lexington, Kentucky passed away after suffocating on and inhaling
the bean bag chair's foam beads. Each of these children were found
dead inside the bean bags.
For product identification purposes, these defective children's products
have two (2) zippers which are operational and can be unzipped and opened.
These zippers include one which is located on the exterior cover and the
other, located directly under that zipper. The recalled chairs (with functional
zippers) were sold at retail in a variety of shapes, colors, fabrics and
sizes, including both round and "L"-shaped. The exterior material
included both fabric and vinyl and they were all filled with foam beads
The rounded variety of these bean bag chairs were sold at retail in in
three (3) different sizes, inclusive of 30," 32" and 40"
in diameter. The "L"-shaped chairs measured approximately 18"
by 30" inches and were approximately 30" high. The product manufacturer,
"ACE BAYOU CORP" name and logo can be found printed on tags
which are sewn into the chair's cover seam. These defective children's
products were made in China.
These various, recalled products were sold at retail at Big Lots, Elder-Beerman,
Meijer, Wayfair, Walmart and other such retail outlet and stores –
and additionally online at Amazon.com, Walmart.com and Meijer.com before
the time period July 15, 2013. These bean bag chairs retailed for price
points ranging between $30 and $100. CPSC advises that Consumers should
check their bean bags immediately for any zippers which can be opened,
and take those away from children as soon as possible.
The product liability lawyers at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION
represent clients nationally and internationally against manufacturers
of defective children's products and have recovered millions of dollars
for their clients and have advocated for the removal of such products
immediately from the marketplace. If your child has been injured as a
result of use or interaction with any defective product, you should call
the experienced product liability attorneys at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL
LAW CORPORATION today for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights.
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