Recalls this week: bean bag chairs, cribs
About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled following the deaths of two children who suffocated after they crawled inside the chairs. Other recalled products include convertible cribs with a defect that can create a hazardous gap.
Here’s a more detailed look:
BEAN BAG CHAIRS
DETAILS: Ace Bayou bean bag chairs with two zippers that can be unzipped and opened, including one of the exterior cover and other directly underneath that zipper. The recalled chairs with zippers that open were sold in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors and fabrics. They include round or L-shaped, vinyl or fabric, and are filled with polystyrene foam beads. They were sold in colors including purple, violet, blue, red, pink, yellow, Kelly green, black, port, navy, lime, royal blue, turquoise, tangerine and multi-color. The round bean bag chairs were sold in three sizes, 30, 32 and 40 inches in diameter. The L-shaped bean bag chair measures 18 inches wide by 30 inches deep by 30 inches high. "ACE BAYOU CORP" is printed on a tag sewn into the bean bag chair’s cover seam. They were made in China and sold at Bon-Ton, Meijer, Pamida, School Specialty, Wayfair and Walmart stores and online at Amazon.com, Meijer.com and Walmart.com before July 2013.
WHY: The zippers on the bean bag chairs can be opened by children who can then crawl inside, get trapped and suffocate or choke on the bean bag chair’s foam beads.
INCIDENTS: A 13-year old boy from McKinney, Texas died and a 3-year-old girl from Lexington, Kentucky died after suffocating from lack of air and inhaling the chair’s foam beads. Both children were found inside the chairs.
HOW MANY: About 2.2 million.
FOR MORE: Call Ace Bayou at 855-751-8151 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.acebayou.com and click on "Recall Information" for more information.
CHILDREN’S WATER BOTTLES
DETAILS: Brita hard-sided water filter bottle for kids. Each bottle bears a Brita logo and features the image of a popular children’s cartoon character. The removable plastic wrap on the bottle at time of purchase has the model number BB07 and the following UPC codes: 60258-35883 on the Dora the Explorer, 60258-35914 on the Hello Kitty, 60258-35880 on the SpongeBob Square Pants and 60258-35882 on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They were sold from February 2014 through July 2014. Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob Square Pants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles bottles were sold from June 2013 through July 2014.
WHY: The lid can break into pieces with sharp points, posing a laceration hazard
INCIDENTS: 35 reports of lids breaking or cracking. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 242,500.
FOR MORE: Call Brita at 800-926-2065 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.brita.com and click "Safety Recall" for more information.
DETAILS: Franklin & Ben Mason style 4-in-1 style cribs model number 5601 that were made from January 2012 through August 2012. The model number and the date of manufacture are printed on a label on the inside of a side panel of the crib. Listed on the label as a "serial number," the following purchase order numbers are included in the recall: H004522, H004546, H004548 or H004777. They were sold from January 2012 through June 2014.
WHY: The crib front can separate from the side panels and create a hazardous gap that can allow a child to fall out or become entrapped between the front and side panels.
INCIDENTS: 14 reports of the front separating from the side panels of the crib. No injuries have been reported.