Infant Deaths Prompt Recall of Nap Nanny Recliners
Four major retailers -- Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com, and Toys R Us/Babies R Us -- have voluntarily recalled the Nap Nanny® recliners made by Baby Matters, LLC, said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
The CPSC said the baby recliners have design defects and are deficient in their warnings and instructions, thus posing a potential safety hazard for infants. The recalled products include Nap Nanny Generations One and Two, and the Chill™ model infant recliners.
The retailers are voluntarily participating in the recall at the request of CPSC as the manufacturers of the product have not participated in the recall, either due to inability or unwillingness to do so.
Baby Matters and CPSC recalled the Nap Nanny in 2010 after a report of one infant death and 22 reports of an infant hanging or falling out of the seats while wearing the harness.
Despite improved instructions and warnings for the Nap Nanny recliners following the 2010 recall, there were reports of additional deaths and 70 reports of infants falling out.
The current recall affects over 5,000 Nap Nanny Generation One and 50,000 Generation Two models that were sold from 2009 to early 2012, and have been discontinued. Around 100,000 Chill Models have been sold since January 2011.
The recalled products were sold at toy and children's retail stores nationwide and online, including at www.napnanny.com.
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