Baby Matters Nap Nanny Recliner Recall Issued After Infant Death
About 30,000 Nap Nanny portable baby recliners by Baby Matters have been recalled after an infant died after becoming entrapped in one that was being used as a crib.
The Nap Nanny baby recliner recall was announced on July 26 by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) after Baby Matters and the commission received one report of the death of a 4-month-old girl in Royal Oak, Michigan, and reports of another child who also became entrapped but only suffered a cut to the head.
There have also been at least 22 cases reported of children being found hanging over the edge of the recliners after being harnessed in. Other than one report involving a bruise, none of those other children were injured by the recliner. Most were younger than 5 months old.
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The Nap Nanny baby recliners are portable foam beds made for infants with a harness and fabric cover. The original design did not have D-rings used to keep the fabric cover in place. In the case of the infant who died, as well as the infant who received a cut on the head, the baby recliners had been placed inside of a crib. They are meant to only be used on the floor.
The recall affects all Nap Nanny Baby Recliners, but is specifically aimed at first generation models without the D-rings. The baby recliners were sold nationwide at toy stores and children’s retail stores nationwide, as well as online, from January 2009 through July 2010 for about $130.
The CPSC recommends that any consumers who own the first-generation Nap Nannys without the D-rings stop using them immediately and contact the manufacturer at www.napnanny.com/recall to receive a coupon towards a new Nap Nanny. Those with the second-generation Nap Nanny should stop using them until they visit the web site and read new product instructions and warnings, as well as a video with instructions on how to properly fasten an infant into the recliners.
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