A number of companies have issued recent recalls due to consumer safety risks. For more information about these recalls or other ongoing recalls, click here.
Ace Bayou Bean Bag Chairs
Ace Bayou Corp. and the Consumer Product Safety Commission have issued a recall of Ace Bayou bean bag chairs. Children can open the zipper on the bean bag chairs, crawl inside, and get trapped, leading to suffocation or choking.
The recall affects about 2.2 million bean bag chairs sold before July 2013 for between $30 and $100. The affected chairs were sold at Bon-Ton, Meijer, Pamida, School Specialty, Wayfair, Walmart, and online at Amazon.com, Meijer.com, and Walmart.com. The recall affects a variety of sizes, shapes, colors, and fabrics; some of the chairs were round and others were L-shaped. All recalled chairs have a tag sewn into the bean bag cover seam that reads “ACE BAYOU CORP.”
A 13-year-old boy from Texas and a 3-year-old from Kentucky died after suffocating and inhaling the chair’s foam beads. Anyone with a recalled chair should take them away from children immediately and contact Ace Bayou for a free repair kit to disable the zippers.
Call Ace Bayou at (855) 751-8151 or visit AceBayou.com for more information about the recall.
Brita Children’s Water Bottles
Brita has recalled about 242,500 hard-sided water filter bottles designed for children. The lid can break into pieces with sharp points, posing a laceration hazard.
The recalled water bottles were sold with popular cartoon characters on the side, including Dora the Explorer, Hello Kitty, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The bottles are 6 inches tall, hold 15 ounces liquid, and have fold-up straws and filters that sit below the lid.
The recalled bottles were sold at Alaska Housewares, Associated Food Stores, Bartell Drug, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Quidsi, Royal Ahold, Shopko, Target, US Navy Exchange, Walmart, and online at Amazon.com, Drugstore.com, and Target.com. The bottles were sold between June 2013 and July 2014 for between $13 and $19.
Brita has received reports of 35 lids breaking or cracking, but no injuries have been reported.
Lean Cuisine Culinary Collection Chicken With Peanut Sauce
Lean Cuisine has recalled a portion of its Culinary Collection Chicken With Peanut Sauce due to mislabeling. These products with UPC code 13800 10154 may contain undeclared shrimp, posing a serious allergy risk to those with shellfish allergies.
The affected products have a production code of 4165595911U and a “best by” date of July 2015. According to a Nestlé press release, a small number of Chicken With Peanut Sauce packages were filled with Culinary Collection Shrimp Alfredo instead.
Only products with a UPC code of 13800 10154 and production code 4165595911U are affected by this recall, and no other Lean Cuisine items have been affected. Customers can contact Nestlé Consumer Services at 1-800-392-4057 for a full refund.
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