After five infant deaths, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and four major retailers, including Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com and Toys R Us/Babies R Us, are announcing a voluntary recall to consumers who own Nap Nanny® recliners. This recall will involve both the Nap Nanny Generations One and Two and the Chill™ model infant recliners.
Although the manufacturer, Baby Matters, LLC, has been made aware of deaths and injuries linked to their product, CPSC requested the participation of the retailers because of the manufacturer’s inability or unwillingness to participate in the recall.
Baby Matters, LLC, in cooperation with CPSC, issued a joint recall news release in July 2010, offering a discount coupon to Generation One owners toward the purchase of a newer model Nap Nanny, and improved instructions and warnings to consumers who owned the Generation Two model of Nap Nanny recliners.
However, despite the improvements to the warnings and instructions, additional deaths using the Nap Nanny recliners were reported, including one in a Chill model. An additional 70 reports of children nearly falling out of the product were also reported.
Designed for sleeping, resting and playing, the Nap Nanny is a portable infant recliner designed with bucket-seat shaped foam, a fitted fabric cover and a three-point harness. Between 2009 and early 2012 around 5,000 Nap Nanny Generation One and 50,000 Generation Two models were sold and have now been discontinued. Around 100,000 Chill models have been sold since January 2011. The recliners were sold at toy and children’s retail stores nationwide and online, including at www.napnanny.com, and all models were priced around $130.
Consumers should review the return policy of the retailer from which they purchased their Nap Nanny recliner and if it was purchased at one of the retailers mentioned below, see the link or call for instructions on returns:
Buy Buy Baby: Toll-free at (877) 328-9222, http://www.buybuybaby.com/productRecalls.asp
Diapers.com: (800) 342-7377,http://www.diapers.com
Toys R Us/Babies R Us: (800) 869-7787,http://www.toysrusinc.com/safety/recalls