2 fatalities prompt recall of 2 million Ace Bayou bean bags

Florida parents may be interested in learning about a recent recall involving children’s bean bag chairs. The defective product poses a choking and suffocation hazard, and it has been the cause of two reported deaths.

The recall applies to two particular types of the bean bag chairs manufactured by Ace Bayou and sold prior to July 2013 in places such as Walmart, Bon-Ton, Amazon.com and the company’s website at acebayou.com. The company issued the recall after it was reported that two children died from using the defective bean bags. According to the report, the two children suffocated on the bean bag’s foam beads after they crawled through the zippered opening.

For those who own the defective product, the company is offering a free safety kit to remedy the problem. The kit includes a safety mechanism ring along with installation instructions, and it can be obtained through the company’s website or through a toll free number.

Under law, manufacturers are obligated to provide the public with products that are safe. Sometimes, however, distributors and product designers fail to thoroughly test a product before selling it. In the event a defective or dangerous product injures or causes the death of a loved one, the manufacturer may be held negligent, especially if the company failed to foresee potential dangers or risks.

With the help of a local attorney, family members who lost a loved one due to defective products may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim. By providing evidence that proves the product was not safely manufactured or tested before it was sold, an attorney could build a strong case. A family might receive a financial award for their losses, such as the loss of companionship and funeral expenses.

SourceWXYZ, “Ace Bayou recalling bean bag chairs following two deaths“, August 22, 2014

SourceWXYZ, “Ace Bayou recalling bean bag chairs following two deaths“, August 22, 2014