Bean Bag Chairs Recalled Over Suffocation, Strangulation Hazards

Bean_Bag_StuffingAbout 6,300 Anywhere Lounger Bean Bag Chairs have been recalled, according to a just-released U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announcement issued in cooperation with Powell Company, the chair’s manufacturer.

The recalled Anywhere Lounger Bean Bag Chairs were constructed without a permanent zipper closure, which allows young children to unzip the bean bag chair and to ingest or inhale the small beads inside the chair. This, says the CPSC, poses a suffocation and strangulation hazard. No incidents or injuries have been reported, to date.

The defective Anywhere Lounger Bean Bag Chairs were sold at furniture stores nationwide, including W.S. Badcock, Value City Furniture, and Nebraska Furniture Mart, as well as online at The recalled Anywhere Lounger Bean Bag Chairs sold for about $100 each from June 2012 to February 2013. Manufactured in China, the recalled Anywhere Lounger Bean Bag Chairs were imported by Powell Company, of Culver City, California and were manufactured by L. Powell Acquisition Corp., also of Culver City, California.

The recalled Anywhere Lounger Bean Bag Chairs are made of either 100 percent polyester or cotton and measure about 51 inches in height and have a 43-inch wide base. The words “Powell Company” are printed on the label on the bean bag chairs.

The recalled colors include the following; the item number is printed on the product packaging:

  • Purple: Item 199-B004
  • Chocolate: Item 199-B005
  • Bayou blue: Item 199-B006
  • Pink: Item 199-B007
  • Lime green: Item 199-B008
  • Denim: Item 199-B009
  • Black and white: Item 199-B012
  • Striped black and white: Item 199-B014
  • Natural: Item 199-B016
  • Camo: Item 199-B017

Consumers should immediately take the recalled Anywhere Lounger Bean Bag Chairs away from young children. Consumers should inspect the bean bag chair to see if the exterior zipper can be opened and, if the zipper can open, contact Powell Company to receive a free Safety Enhancement Repair Kit. Powell Company may be reached toll-free, at 1.800.622.4456 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time, or online at (click on “Anywhere Lounger Safety Enhancement Kit”).

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