Massachusetts Product Liability Claims May Result From Defective Beanbag Chairs

Here’s a typical scenario in life, which can suddenly go off into a direction you never anticipated.

You go the furniture store, planning to buy some pieces for your new home or apartment. Wow – you see beanbag chairs, which are “just the ticket” for the informal recreation room for your children. You make your purchase, have the chairs delivered, and assume that you can sit back and enjoy things.

Only there’s a real threat tucked inside those beanbag chairs — one that never crossed your mind.

The particular brand of beanbag chairs that you just bought, does not have permanent zipper closures. Which means that unsupervised children could unzip, then ingest or inhale the small beads contained inside the beanbag chairs. The danger here? Obviously, the all-too-real possibility of strangulation or suffocation. This is a very real threat, evidenced by the fact that as of May 16, 2013, about 6,300 “Anywhere Lounger Beanbag Chairs” have been recalled, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The manufacturer is the Powell Company. You can contact them at (800) 622-4456 from 8-5 PM. Pacific Time or at The recalled beanbag chairs are made of 100% polyester or 100% cotton; each is approximately 51 inches high.

As a Boston defective products law firm, we bear witness all too often, to terrible and horrific consequences that sometimes seem to arise out of nowhere. Though gratefully no incidents or deaths were reported with the Powell beanbag chairs, I could just imagine disaster happening to a vulnerable young child, much to the horror of the child’s distraught parents. Should you or your child suffer from a personal injury, you would definitely need the legal services of a Boston injury law firm, or a Boston defective products law firm. They would file a lawsuit on your behalf, claiming product liability or negligence.

Think it can’t happen to you or your family? You would be unwise to assume that. Property damage, injuries and deaths from defective consumer products cost our country in excess of $900 billion every year, according to the CPSC.