Scary news for parents…
After nearly 100 incidents involving the baby beds, including five infant deaths, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a recall of all models of the Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill infant recliners and covers, manufactured by Baby Matters.
Here’s what you need to know to keep your little one safe:
1. Although the recall is voluntary on the behalf of the manufacturer Baby Matters, it comes shortly after an administrative case that was filed by the CPSC in December 2012 seeking a mandatory recall of the Nap Nanny and Chill products. These items are considered extremely dangerous by the CPSC.
2. There have been 92 reports of infants hanging or falling over the side of the products, including some infants who were restrained in the product’s harness. Among these reports, there were five were five deaths: four infants died in Nap Nanny Generation Two recliners and a fifth death occured in the Chill model.
3. 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.
4. Unfortunately for parents, Baby Matters has gone out of business, so moms and dads cannot get refunds directly from the manufacturer. Some stores that sold the Nap Nanny — Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com, and Toys R Us/Babies R Us — issued their own voluntary recall last year, and parents may still be able to get refunds from them.
5. If you have a Nap Nanny in your house, dispose of it IMMEDIATELY. Resale of a recalled item is against federal law.
For more information, you can view the full recall on the CPSC’s website here.