We have an important follow-up to our recent story about the Nap Nanny baby recliner.
Following a lawsuit filed by the federal government against the product’s manufacturer, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has partnered with four major retailers to recall the Nap Nanny baby recliners manufactured by Baby Matters, LLC.
As mentioned in our previous post, the manufacturer denied all reported safety risks or mishaps connected to the infant recliner, and refused to voluntarily recall the product. This action prompted the CPSC to sue the company. The national consumer safety organization requested large retailers of the product, including Diapers.com, Buy Buy Baby, Amazon.com, and Toys R Us/Babies R Us, to recall the product and remove it from shelves. The listed retailers have agreed to remove the hazardous infant recliner from their shelves and inventory.
The Nap Nanny recliner is made of a foam pad with a fabric cover and safety harness, and is intended to rest on the floor with an infant securely strapped in. Following a 2010 recall, the manufacturer reportedly made improvements to the model, raising the sides. Despite these safety features, the units are reported to be defective, putting an infant at risk of injury, suffocation, and even death. Since the product’s creation, more than 90 reports of infants falling out and suffering injury were reported to the CPSC, 70 of which were submitted after the 2010 recall.
No further comment has been provided by the manufacturer beyond their initial denial of any hazardous reports, stating that “no infant using the Nap Nanny properly has ever suffered an injury requiring medical attention.” Despite these claims, the recall has moved forward.
The following Nap Nanny units are included in the voluntary recall: Generation One, Generation Two, and the Chill model. Generation One and Two units were sold from 2009-2012 prior to being discontinued; The Chill models were sold from January 2011 to present. Nap Nanny models are all priced similarly at $130.
If you own a Nap Nanny recliner, please verify that it is one of the models recalled, discontinue use, and call the retailer for return instructions. The retail stores have provided the following contact information.
If your unit was not purchased at one of the listed retailers, you not be able to receive reimbursement for the product – please still discontinue use of the product.
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