Deaths Prompt Bean Bag Recall: Chairs Sold at Walmart, Amazon, More

Two children suffocated to death in the chairs

   

Deaths Prompt Bean Bag Recall: Chairs Sold at Walmart, Amazon, More

A massive bean bag recall has been issued as these chairs pose a health hazard to children.

Ace Bayou Deaths Prompt Bean Bag Recall: Chairs Sold at Walmart, Amazon, MoreTwo Ace Bayou bean bag chairs suffocated two children after the zippers on the chairs opened. A 13-year-old boy from McKinney, Texas and a 3-year-old girl Lexington, Kentucky got trapped in the chairs and suffocated to death.

The chairs were sold before July 2013 by Walmart (WMT), Amazon (AMZN), Bon-Ton (BONT), Pamida, Meijer, School Specialty and Wayfair. They were priced between $30 and $100.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said that bean bag chairs with zippers should be taken away from children. Ace Bayou is offering a free repair kit online to stop the zippers from opening.

WMT stock is up 0.4% Friday afternoon. AMZN stock is down 0.2% and BONT stock is up 1.9%.

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