The Christmas holidays are here, and as our loved ones open their presents, we are often faced with the possibility of having to return certain items in the name of safety.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, several bean bag chairs are being recalled over a possible choking hazard associated with the foam beads inside these products, mostly because children could have easy access to the the insides of the bean bag.
The federal agency has stated that the zippers inside these bags could be opened easily, thus increasing the risk that they may be exposed to the polystyrene-filled product. If they happen to swallow the items, they could suffocate and even choke, increasing the risk of a deadly incidents.
About 125,000 units of these products were sold nationwide to consumers who were not necessarily purchasing these products for their children, nevertheless, it’s important that consumers with children are aware of the risks.
In the past, children have been exposed to deadly incidents as a result of the exposure to this type of product, and if you’re afraid your child could be next, you must heed the instructions of the manufacturer so this problem can be addressed immediately.
Impacted units include the vinyl polystyrene-filled bean bag chairs that come with a single zipper and that measure 88 and 98 inches in diameter. You may identify the product by the words “100% Polystyrene” and “Made By Comfort Research,” which are found on a tag that is sewn into the product’s cover seam.
Consumers with the recalled products should make sure to check the bean bags for the zipper and keep them away from their children’s reach. Contact Comfort Research so the company may send you a instructions on how to disable the zipper so that the child is safe.
The recalled products were sold between January 2010 and October 2013.
You may read more on this particular recall by following this link.