The deaths of five infants and more than 70 reports of children nearly falling out of a popular infant recliner have the federal government looking to stop the sales and manufacture of the product. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff filed an administrative complaint against Baby Matters, LLC, of Berwyn, Pa., the manufacturer of Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill infant recliners. The complaint alleges that the Nap Nanny Generation One and Two, and Chill model infant recliners contain defects in the design, warnings and instructions, which pose a substantial risk of injury and death to infants. CPSC is aware of four infants who died in Nap Nanny Generation Two recliners and a fifth death involved the Chill model. To date, CPSC has received a total of over 70 additional incident reports of children nearly falling out of the product. The staff alleges that the products create a substantial risk of injury to the public.
The Nap Nanny is a portable infant recliner designed for sleeping, resting and playing. The recliner includes a shaped foam base with an inclined indentation for the baby to sit and a fitted fabric cover with a three point harness. Five thousand Nap Nanny Generation One and 50,000 Generation Two models were sold between 2009 and early 2012 and have been discontinued. One hundred thousand Chill models have been sold since January 2011. All were priced around $130.
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If you or your child has been injured due to a defective product, contact one of our product liability attorneys at Edwards & Ragatz, P.A. You can also read our blog post on Children’s Product Recalls 2012 and Stroller Recalls and Injuries