The Washington Post is reporting that retailers are voluntarily recalling 150,000 Nap Nanny baby recliners due to reports of at least 5 infant deaths and dozens of reports of infants falling out of the recliners:
The recall covers Nap Nanny Generations One and Two, and the Chill model infant recliners. All were sold between 2009 and 2012. The Nap Nanny was designed to mimic the curves of a baby car seat, elevating an infant slightly to help reduce reflux, gas, stuffiness or other problems.
The CPSC warned parents and caregivers that the Nap Nanny contains defects in its design, warnings and instructions. The agency said the product poses a substantial risk of injury and death to infants.
The four retailers — Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com and Toys R Us/Babies R Us — agreed to voluntarily participate in the recall of the Nap Nanny because its manufacturer is unable or unwilling to participate, the government agency said in a statement.
The Nap Nanny, manufactured by the now-defunct Baby Matters LLC, was also recalled in 2010 after a report of an infant death. The company states on its website that the current claims have no merit and the product is safe if used correctly.
If you own a Nap nanny, please contact the retailer where you bought it for information on a refund:
Buy Buy Baby: (877) 328-9222, http://www.buybuybaby.com/productRecalls.asp
Diapers.com: (800) 342-7377
Toys R Us/Babies R Us: (800) 869-7787, http://www.toysrusinc
For full recall details, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.
Photo credit: CPSC website
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