Expanded recall: Nap Nanny Infant Recliners
On 2013-06-14, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an expanded recall regarding Nap Nanny Infant Recliners due to a potential entrapment, fall, strangulation and suffocation hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2009 for about $130. It was originally recalled on 2010-07-26.
Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Bounce Chairs & Sitters category in 2013.
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What is the problem?
These baby recliners contain defects in the design, warnings and instructions, which pose a substantial risk of injury and death to infants.
How can I tell if I own this product?
Previously, certain retailers participated in a voluntary recall on Nap Nanny products sold in their stores. This announcement expands previous recalls to include ALL Nap Nanny products, regardless of purchase location.
The Nap Nanny is a portable recliner designed for sleeping, resting and playing. The recliner includes a foam base with an inclined indentation for the infant to sit in and a fitted fabric cover and a three point harness. The first generation model of the Nap Nanny can be identified by the absence of "D"-rings in the foam base. In second generation models, the harness system has "D"-rings in the foam base and Velcro straps inside the fitted fabric cover.
It is illegal under federal law for any person to sell, offer for sale, manufacture, distribute in commerce, or import into the United States any model of the Nap Nanny or Chill recliner or the covers.
For more information on the events leading up to this recall, see: Key Events Leading the CPSC to Sue the Makers of Nap Nanny
Information on where these items sold new+: About 165,000 of the Nap Nanny and Chill products were sold between 2009 and 2012 for about $130. The recalled products were sold at toy and children's retail stores nationwide and online, including at www.napnanny.com.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
CPSC urges consumers to immediately stop use of all Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill recliners. Baby Matters LLC is no longer in business and is not accepting returns.
In December 2012, four major retailers-Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com, and Toys R Us/Babies R Us-announced a voluntary recall of Nap Nanny and Chill models sold in their stores. Consumers who purchased a Nap Nanny from one of these retailers should contact the retailer for instructions on how to obtain a refund for the product.
CPSC urges other consumers to immediately dispose of the products to ensure that they are not used again.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
From 2009 to the present, the Commission staff has received at least 92 incident reports involving the Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill products, including five infant deaths. CPSC is aware of four infants who died in Nap Nanny Generation Two recliners and a fifth death involved in the Chill model. In the incident reports received by CPSC, there were 92 reports of infants hanging or falling over the side of the products, including some infants who were restrained in the product’s harness.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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