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Over 2 million bean bag chairs recalled after deaths reported

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) --  The Ace Bayou Corporation has recalled over two million bean bag chairs after the deaths of two children.

According to a release from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the zippers on the bean bag chairs can be opened and children can then crawl inside, get trapped and suffocate or choke on the bean bag chair's foam beads. Officials said it's standard for bean bag chairs to have closed and permanently disabled zippers.

The report states a 13-year old boy from Texas and a 3-year-old girl from Kentucky were found dead of suffocation. Their bodies were found inside of the chairs.

The company is recalling about 2.2 million chairs sold in various locations including Amazon.com, Walmart and Walmart.com before July 2013 for between $30 and $100. The chairs were sold in a variety of colors, shapes, sizes and fabrics and are filled with polystyrene foam beads. “ACE BAYOU CORP” is printed on a tag sewn into the bean bag chair's cover seam.

Consumers should check their bean bag chairs for any zippers that can open, take those that can open away from children immediately and contact Ace Bayou for a free repair kit to permanently disable the zippers so that they cannot be opened.

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

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