Baby Matters of Berwyn, Pa., is recalling all models of its Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill infant recliners and covers as part of the settlement of a case filed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in December 2012, which sought such a recall.
From 2009 to the present, CPSC staff has received at least 92 incident reports involving the products, including five infant deaths. The commission says it is aware of four infants who died in Nap Nanny Generation Two recliners and a fifth death involved in the Chill model. In the incident reports, there were 92 reports of infants hanging or falling over the side of the products -- including some infants who were restrained in the product’s harness.
Consumers should immediately stop using all Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill recliners, according to CPSC. Baby Matters is no longer in business and is not accepting returns. In December 2012, four major retailers -- Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com, and Toys R Us/Babies R Us -- announced a recall of Nap Nanny and Chill models sold in their stores. Consumers who purchased a Nap Nanny from one of these retailers should contact it for instructions on obtaining a refund.
Other consumers should immediately dispose of the products to ensure that they are not used again.
About 165,000 of the Nap Nanny and Chill products were sold between 2009 and 2012 for about $130. at toy and children's retail stores nationwide and online, including at www.napnanny.com.
The settlement resolves CPSC staff’s allegations that the Nap Nanny and Chill products create a substantial product hazard. CPSC alleged that the products contain a design defect, their use presents a risk of injury to infants, and the instructions and warnings are inadequate. Baby Matters disputed these allegations but has agreed to the recall in consideration for dismissal of the CPSC lawsuit.
It is illegal under federal law for any person to sell, offer for sale, manufacture, distribute in commerce, or import into the United States any model of the Nap Nanny or Chill recliner or the covers.