More than 2 million bean bag chairs have been recalled nationwide in the
wake of the deaths of two children. Faulty zipper designs allow children
to open the cover and suffocate on the foam beads that fill the interior.
These kinds of tragedies are completely avoidable, but when a company
chooses to neglect its responsibility to ensure consumer safety, the consequences
can be deadly.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and New Orleans-based
Ace Bayou Corp. announced the voluntary recall of 2.2 million defective
bean bag chairs in August. The industry standard for bean bag chairs is
that chairs that cannot be refilled should feature non-operable zippers
or no zippers at all.
defective products produced by Ace fail to live up to this basic requirement, and minor design
changes to these bean bag chairs could have prevented the deaths of a
thirteen-year-old boy from Texas and a three-year-old girl from Kentucky.
When big corporations place profits ahead of safety, the
defective product attorneys at Golomb & Honik can stand up for you and help you recover the damages
If your child was injured due to a defective bean bag chair, please
contact Golomb & Honik today to arrange a no-cost case evaluation. We serve clients nationwide
from our offices in Philadelphia.