Children are able to trap or suffocate themselves if they unzip the exterior lining of the bean bag chair. If the bags are unzipped, children can crawl inside, suffocate from lack of oxygen, or choke on the foam beads inside. The chairs could be purchased at Burlington Coat Factory, Kroger, Meijer and other retail stores nationwide. They could also be purchased online at Amazon, Bean Bag Company, Groupon, Kohls, Target, Toys R Us, Walmart, Wayfair, and other online retailers. Recalled chairs come in many colors and have a tag on the seam that reads “Made By Comfort Research” and “100% Polystyrene.”
No incidents have been reported related to accidents involving the bean bag chair in question. Earlier this year, however, reports were made concerning the death of two children who suffocated from a bean bag chair manufactured by another company. A 13-year-old from Texas and a 3-year-old from Kentucky died after suffocating from lack of air and inhaling the chair’s foam beads. Ace Bayou bean bag chairs were promptly recalled after the incidents came to light.
Neither bean bag chair model met the industry’s voluntary safety standard, which requires non-refillable bean bag chairs to have closed and permanently disabled zippers.
For instructions to permanently disable the zipper, consumers can contact Comfort Research at 844-578-8933 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at http://www.comfortresearch.com.