More than 150,000 Nap Nanny infant recliners are being voluntarily recalled by Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Toys R Us and Diapers.com, after reports of five infant deaths and 92 reports of infants hanging or falling out over the side, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The Nap Nanny models included in the recall are Generations One and Two, and the Chill model sold between 2009 and 2012.
Baby Matters LLC of Berwyn, Pennsylvania, manufactures the Nap Nanny and is currently not participating in the recall. The CPSC stated in a news release “these retailers have agreed to voluntarily participate because the manufacturer is unable or unwilling to participate in the recall.”
In a statement to CNNMoney, Nap Nanny owner and founder Leslie Gudel stated, “Baby Matters is disappointed to hear that four retailers have chosen to voluntarily recall the Nap Nanny. The Nap Nanny still benefits thousands of children and families and we continue to stand behind the product 100 percent.”
According to the CPSC, the Nap Nanny design, instructions, and warnings are defective and pose a risk of injury or death. In July 2010 the Nap Nanny was first recalled by the CPSC after one infant died and 22 reports of infants hanging or falling out of the side, even while the infants were secured in the harness. In early December 2012, the CPSC filed an administrative complaint against Baby Matters LLC because the manufacturer was not adequately warning consumers about the risks associated with using the Nap Nanny and had not issued a voluntary recall.
The CPSC is urging consumers to contact the retailers participating in the recall for more information.
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