Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports Vinyl Bean Bag Chairs being recalled by Comfort Research because the zippers can open allowing children to crawl inside, become entrapped and suffocate.
Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Bean Bag Chairs
Hazard: The zippers on the bean bag chairs can be opened by children who can then crawl inside, become entrapped, suffocate or choke on the bean bag chair’s foam beads.
Consumer Contact: Comfort Research toll-free at 844.578.8933 from 9:00am to 5:00pm ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.comfortresearch.com and click on the Product Recall link for more information.
Units: About 125,000
Description: This recall involves vinyl polystyrene-filled bean bag chairs with a single zipper on the exterior cover. The round vinyl bean bag chairs measure 88 and 98 inches in diameter. Colors and patterns included in the recall are black, hot pink, lime, purple, royal blue, ruby red, and baseball, basketball, football and soccer ball. A tag sewn into bean bag chair’s cover seam reads “Made By Comfort Research” and “100% Polystyrene.”
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled bean bag chairs from children and check them for zippers that can be opened. Consumers can contact Comfort Research for instructions to permanently disable the zipper.
Sold at: Burlington Coat Factory, Kroger, Meijer and other retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon, Bean Bag Company, Groupon, Kohls, Target, Toys R Us, Walmart, Wayfair and other online retailers between January 2010 and October 2013 for between $30.00 and $40.00.
Manufacturer(s): Comfort Research, LLC, of Grand Rapids, Mich.
Manufactured in: U.S. and China
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