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2.2 million bean bag chairs recalled
after choking deaths (+video)

Christian Science Monitor, by Schuyler Velasco

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/23/2014 6:39:46 PM

Furniture manufacturer Ace Bayou Corp. and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled 2.2 million bean bag chairs Friday after two children suffocated on the bags’ filling beads. “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,” the New Orleans-based company and the CPSC said in the recall notice (Snip) “The voluntary standard requires non-refillable bean bag chairs to have closed and permanently disabled zippers.” The zipper problem is a recurrent one in bean bag chair manufacturing.

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Just to be made aware.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/23/2014 7:31:32 PM     (No. 9978136)

Our boys were pretty adventurous, but crawl inside a bean bag chair? Not likely. Not at all likely.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/23/2014 7:37:28 PM     (No. 9978137)

Afterthought:

Thinking of what they DID get into, there´d have had to be a ban on chests of drawers with drawers that open. Very young children think lower drawers can be very cool stairs to get to what´s on top.

There´d have had to be a ban on Comet cleanser. During probably five minutes when his Helicopter Grandma left the room (she watched kids like a hawk), my elder son at 18 months, found and scattered nearly a whole can on her linoleum kitchen floor.

There´d have had to be a ban on fake gag store snakes that looked real. When I was little I put one on that same linoleum kitchen floor, a mottled green pattern, and darned near caused my Mother to have a heart attack.

(How did we and our children ever live to maturity - and beyond?


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Reply 3 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/23/2014 10:58:18 PM     (No. 9978312)

You have to wonder how all of us survived.

Where were the parents when 5 children climbed in a beanbag ? Can we see the parents ?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 8/23/2014 11:10:17 PM     (No. 9978323)

My little one crawled up inside my recliner once...he was going to surprise me when I sat down it. I shudder to think what might have happened if I had not heard him giggling.

Stuff happens!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 8/23/2014 11:38:31 PM     (No. 9978352)

One of ours climbed up (we still don´t know how) and put flour on the blades of a ceiling fan, so when someone turned it on it would "snow." This was a kid we watched like a hawk, because there was always a new trick.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: hisself, 8/24/2014 12:18:30 AM     (No. 9978372)

Darwin in action!

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