CPSC Recalls Nap Nanny Portable Baby Recliners

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled 30,000 “Nap Nanny” portable baby recliners, manufactured by Baby Matters of Berwyn PA, after the death of a 4-month-old Michigan girl who reportedly died in one of the recliners that was being used in a crib.

The Nap Nanny is designed for sleeping, resting, and playing. It is intended for use on the floor only - away from cribs, play yards or other confined areas. Infants can partially fall or hang over the side of the recliner, even when they are strapped into the harness that comes with the product. The risk is greater if the Velcro straps located inside the Nap Nanny cover are not properly attached to the D-rings located on the foam.

An earlier model, the first-generation Nap Nanny, did not have D-rings.

According to preliminary reports, the infant was strapped in her harness and found hanging over the side of the product, trapped between the Nap Nanny and the crib bumper. The CPSC and Baby Matters have received 22 reports of infants, primarily under the age of 5 months, hanging or falling out of the side of the Nap Nanny. Most sustained injuries such as a cut to the forehead or bruising.

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The recalled Nap Nannys were manufactured in the United States and China and sold for about $130 at toy and children’s retail stores nationwide and online between January 2009 and July 2010.

Consumers with a first generation Nap Nanny® models (purchased prior to August 15, 2009), without "D"-rings, should stop using the recalled baby recliners immediately and contact the firm to receive an $80 coupon towards the purchase of a new Nap Nanny® with free shipping.

Consumers with a second generation Nap Nanny® model, with "D"-rings, should immediately stop using the product until they are able to visit the firm's website to obtain new product instructions and warnings. Consumers will also view an important instructional video to help consumers ensure the harness is properly fastened.

Consumers who are unable to view the video or new instructions online, should contact the firm to receive free copies by mail. For more information, contact Baby Matters toll-free at (888) 240-4282 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.napnanny.com/recall

The US CPSC, charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from consumer products, is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please contact the agency at https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

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