Children's Deaths Prompt Bean Bag Chair Recall

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ace Bayou Corp. is recalling 2.2 million bean bag chairs following the deaths of two children.

A 13-year-old from Texas and a 3-year-old girl from Kentucky both died after crawling inside the chairs. The children suffocated from lack of air and inhaling the foam beads.

The recalled bean bag chairs 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, 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 chair measures 18 inches wide by 30 inches deep by 30 inches high. “ACE BAYOU CORP” is printed on a tag sewn into the bean bag chair’s cover seam. They were made in China.

The recalled bean bag chairs were sold at Bon-Ton, Meijer, Pamida, School Specialty, Wayfair and Walmart stores and online at, and before July 2013 for between $30 and $100.

Consumers should check their bean bag chairs for any zippers that can open. Ace Bayou is offering free repair kits to permanently disable the zippers so they can't be opened.

Ace Bayou: toll-free at (855) 751-8151 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at and click on “Recall Information” for more information.