———–NEWS from CPSC———–
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
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Recall Date: May 16, 2013
Recall Number: 13-194
Powell Company Recalls Anywhere Lounger Bean Bag Chairs Due to Suffocation and Strangulation Hazards
Name of product: Anywhere Lounger Bean Bag Chairs
Units: About 6,300
Hazard: Bean bag chairs without a permanent zipper closure allow young children to unzip, ingest or inhale the small beads inside of the bean bag chair, posing a suffocation and strangulation hazard.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the Anywhere Lounger away from young children, inspect the bean bag chair to see if the exterior zipper can be opened and if the zipper on your chair can open contact Powell Company to receive a free Safety Enhancement Repair Kit.
Description: The recalled Anywhere Lounger bean bag chairs are 100% polyester or 100% cotton and measure about 51 inches in height with a 43 inch wide base. Recalled colors include 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) and camo (item 199-B017). The item number is printed on the product packaging and Powell Company is printed on the label on the bean bag chairs.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Sold at: Furniture stores nationwide including W.D.Badcock, Value City Furniture, Nebraska Furniture Mart and online at www.Groupon.com from June 2012 to February 2013 for about $100.
Importer: Powell Company, of Culver City, Calif.
Manufacturer: L. Powell Acquisition Corp., of Culver City, Calif.
Manufactured in: China