The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Baby Matters LLC are recalling
30,000 Nap Nanny¬Æ portable baby recliners because they pose
fall, entrapment, and suffocation hazards. One baby, 4-months-old, reportedly
died while in the recliner. She was in her harness but hanging over its
side and stuck between the crib bumper and the recliner, which was in
the crib. Another infant, who was also in the harness, suffered a forehead
cut after falling over the side of the recliner. The baby ended up caught
in between the crib side and the recliner. It is not recommended to use
a Nap Nanny¬Æ inside a play yard, crib, another confined space,
a countertop, a table, or any other space that is elevated.
To date, there have been 22 reports of infants, most of them under the age of 5 months, either falling out or hanging over the recliner’s crib while harnessed. Failure to properly attach the velcro straps inside the recliner’s cover or the “D”-rings inside the foam can make the recliner an even more serious hazard that can cause injuries to children. The first generation Nap Nanny¬Æ model did not come with “D” rings.
According to Forbes.com, Nap Nanny is designed to imitate the curves of a child safety seat. The recliner is supposed to keep the baby at a slightly raised level to decrease gas, reflux, stuffiness, and other issues.
Owners of first generation Nap Nanny¬Æ models should stop using the recliner right away and call Baby Matters LLC for a coupon. Second generation Nap Nanny¬Æ model should discontinue use of the recliner until they can get new warnings and product instructions from the company Web site.
Our child injury attorneys understand the devastation of losing a child because a product manufacturer was careless in designing a defective furniture product or did not provide proper instructions or warnings for safe use.
Baby Matters Recalls Nap Nanny¬Æ Recliners Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards; One Infant Death Reported, CPSC, July 26, 2010
Nap Nanny recliners recalled, Forbes.com, July 26, 2010
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