Bean bag chair recall issued again



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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Consumer Product Safety Commission and the maker of a bean bag chair are re-issuing a recall of the chairs.

It involves about 2.2 million bean bag chairs made by Ace Bayou Corp. and sold from 1995 to 2013.

Up to now, fewer than 800 of the consumers who purchased the chairs have responded to the recall.

The danger involves zippers that can be opened by children who can then crawl inside -- where they can get trapped and suffocate, or choke on the foam beads. Two children died after suffocating on the beads.

The CPSC says owners of the chairs should get them away from children, and repair them with a kit provided by the company.

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167-a-11-(Patty Davis, spokeswoman, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in AP interview)-"beads and suffocated"-Patty Davis with the Consumer Product Safety Commission says 2.2 million bean bag chairs sold by Ace Bayou Corporation are part of a voluntary recall because of their extreme hazard to children. (17 Dec 2015)

<<CUT *167 (12/17/15)££ 00:11 "beads and suffocated"

168-a-16-(Patty Davis, spokeswoman, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in AP interview)-"incidents or deaths"-Patty Davis with the Consumer Product Safety Commission says Ace Bayou Corporation is re-announcing the recall of about 2.2 million bean bag chairs because not many people responded to the first warning. (17 Dec 2015)

<<CUT *168 (12/17/15)££ 00:16 "incidents or deaths"

169-a-10-(Patty Davis, spokeswoman, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in AP interview)-"can't unzip it"-Patty Davis with the Consumer Product Safety Commission says consumers who any of the recalled Ace Bayou bean bag chairs should get it away from children immediately and repair it with the kit that the company's providing. (17 Dec 2015)

<<CUT *169 (12/17/15)££ 00:10 "can't unzip it"

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