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Alert: Ace Bayou Corporation recalls Bean Bag Chairs

Starting date:
September 9, 2014
Posting date:
September 9, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

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 measures 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, 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 and inhaling the chair's foam beads. Both children were found inside the chairs.

Ace Bayou has received 2 reports of consumer incidents 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.


Ace Bayou Co.
New Orleans
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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.