Lexington Child's Death Prompts Bean Bag Chair Recall

Aug 22, 2014

The suffocation deaths of children, including a three year old here in Lexington have prompted a product recall of bean bag chairs.

Bean bag chair manufactured by Ace Bayou
Bean bag chair manufactured by Ace Bayou
Credit walmart.com

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the zippers on the chairs, which are made by Ace Bayou Corp., can open.

In 2012, three-year-old Kylee Mills Simmerman of Lexington was found by a firefighter unresponsive inside her bean bag chair.

The coroner says she died of suffocation.

In recent years, a 13-year-old boy from McKinney, Texas was also found dead inside a chair after suffocating from the lack of air and inhaling the chair's foam beads.

The chairs were sold at Bon-Ton, Meijer, Pamida, School Specialty, Wayfair and Walmart stores and online at Amazon.com, Meijer.com and Walmart.com. They cost between $30 and $100 and were sold before July 2013.

The recall affects more than two million chairs.

Ace Bayou is offering customers a free repair kit on its website that will stop the zippers from opening