Recall Re-Release: Ace Bayou Corporation recalls bean bag chairs

Starting date:
January 28, 2016
Posting date:
January 28, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Choking Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-56874

Re-release of the September 9, 2014 Recall Alert.

Affected products

Bean Bag Chair by Ace Bayou Corporation

Product description

The recalled bean bag chairs by Ace Bayou Corporation are round or L-shaped, vinyl or fabric, and filled with polystyrene foam beads.  The round bean bag chairs were sold in three sizes (30, 32, and 40 inches in diameter). The L-shaped bean bag chairs measure 18 inches wide by 30 inches deep by 30 inches high. Recalled colours include purple, violet, blue, red, pink, yellow, Kelly green, black, port, navy, lime, royal blue, turquoise, tangerine and multi-colour.

“ACE BAYOU CORP” is printed on a tag sewn into the bean bag chair's cover seam.

Hazard identified

Bean bag chairs that are without a permanent zipper closure allow young children to unzip and ingest or inhale the small beads inside of the bean bag chair, posing a suffocation hazard.

A 13-year-old boy from Texas died and a 3-year-old girl from Kentucky died after suffocating from lack of air resulting from inhaling the chair's foam beads. Both children were found inside the chairs.

Ace Bayou has received 3 reports of consumer incidents in the United-States related to the use of these chairs.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these chairs.

Number sold

Approximately 3,500 were sold in Canada.  

Time period sold

The affected bean bag chairs were sold in Canada from January 2012 to July 2013. Bean bags chairs sold after July 2013 are not affected and are not included in this recall.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Ace Bayou Co.
New Orleans
Louisiana
UNITED STATES
Distributor
The Home Depot Canada
Mega Group
Ontario
CANADA
Distributor
Big Lots Corporate Offices
Columbus
Ohio
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the bean bag chair away from young children and inspect the bean bag chair to see if the exterior zipper can be opened.  If the zipper on your chair can open, contact Ace Bayou Corporation to receive a free Safety Enhancement Kit.

Consumers may contact Ace Bayou Corporation at 1-855-571-8151 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the Ace Bayou's website and click on "Recall Information" for more information.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.