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Powell Company Recalls Anywhere Lounger Bean Bag Chairs Due to Suffocation and Strangulation Hazards

  • Purple Anywhere Lounger 199-B004
  • Chocolate Anywhere Lounger 199-B005
  • Bayou Blue Anywhere Lounger 199-B006
  • Pink Anywhere Lounger 199-B007
  • Lime Green Anywhere Lounger 199-B008
  • Denim Anywhere Lounger 199-B009
  • Black & White Anywhere Lounger 199-B012
  • Striped Black & White Anywhere Lounger 199-B014
  • Natural Anywhere Lounger 199-B016
  • Camo Anywhere Lounger 199-B017
Name of Product:
Anywhere Lounger Bean Bag Chairs<strong></strong>
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:
Repair
Recall Date:
May 16, 2013
Units:
About 6,300
Consumer Contact

Powell Company at (800) 622-4456 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT or online at www.powellcompany.com and click on Anywhere Lounger Safety Enhancement Kit for more information.

Recall Details

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. 

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.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported.

Sold At

Furniture stores nationwide including W.S. 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.

Importer

Powell Company, of Culver City, Calif.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
13-194
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