May 29, 2014 — Safety authorities are warning parents against using Nap Nanny Infant Recliners after a sixth infant tragically died.
The products were recalled in 2012 but may still be available at yard sales, as hand-me-down gifts, or from online auction websites. The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning parents to immediately throw the products away. They are illegal to sell or resell.
The CPSC warns:
“Our Safe to Sleep experts urge all parents and caregivers who own a Nap Nanny or Nap Nanny Chill recliner to stop using it immediately. We do not want any other family to suffer the loss of their child or experience serious injury to their child.”
The latest fatality occurred in New Jersey. An 8-month-old girl died after getting stuck between the recliner and the edge of her crib, despite the fact that she was secured by a safety belt. Since 2009, at least 92 incidents have been reported, including four other deaths that occurred this way. Infants can also suffocate if they flip over and get trapped inside the product.
The manufacturer, Baby Matters, LLC, has gone out of business and is not accepting returns. In an unusual move, the CPSC filed an administrative complaint against the company in 2012 to force a recall. A settlement agreement was reached in June 2013 to end legal proceedings and recall the products. Approximately 165,000 were sold throughout the United States at major retailers, such as Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com, and Toys R Us/Babies R Us.
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