If you’re a new parent who’s been on a baby shopping spree this holiday season, listen up: The CPSC, or U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, has issued a recall of over 150,000 products manufactured by Baby Matters, LLC. According to the recall, the affected items include Nap Nanny Generation One (5,000 units), Nap Nanny Generation Two (50,000 units) and Nap Nanny Chill (100,000 units). If you own one of these units, it’s important to abide by the Nap Nanny recall and return it to the retailer immediately as you could be putting your infant at risk.
Unfortunately, Baby Matters, LLC is either unwilling or unable to participate in the voluntary Nap Nanny recall issued by the CPSC. As such, the CPSC has asked for assistance from Toys R Us, Diapers.com, Buy Buy Baby and Amazon.com, four of the biggest distributors of Nap Nanny products.
Nap Nanny Details
The Nap Nanny line of products are portable recliners designed for resting, playing and sleeping. Each unit is fitted with a foam bucket seat, a fabric cover and a three-point harness designed to keep the baby secure. They cost roughly $130 each.
According to the CPSC’s Nap Nanny recall, the three aforementioned Nap Nanny products, which are intended to serve as contoured recliners for sleeping, have defective instructions, warnings and designs which make them dangerous for babies. The CPSC fears that an infant using the device could be injured or even killed as a result of these defects.
Not the First Recall for Nap Nanny Products
The CPSC teamed with Baby Matters, LLC in July of 2010 to issue a joint recall of Nap Nanny products. The recall included a discount offer for people who had purchased Nap Nanny Generation One to purchase a newer model. The recall also offered revised warnings and instructions to those who purchased the Nap Nanny Generation Two.
When this recall was issued, the CPSC had received one report of an infant dying while using a Nap Nanny recliner, along with 22 reports of babies falling over the sides or hanging off the edges even when secured in the harness as per the instructions.
Unfortunately, the new instructions issued at the time of this recall failed to help, and five more deaths were reported. A total of 70 additional reports of infants falling or nearly falling off the recliner have been fielded by the CPSC since 2010.
What to Do if You Own a Nap Nanny
If you own a Nap Nanny baby recliner, it’s important to stop using it immediately and contact the retailer that sold you the product to inquire about a return. Many infants have been injured or killed while using these products. If the product is outside of its warranty or return period, refer the retailer to the official recall issued by the CPSC.