Nap Nanny Product Implicated In Deaths Of Five Infants
Chicago, IL –A portable baby recliner called the Nap Nanny has been implicated in the deaths of five infants. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has filed an administrative complaint contending that the Nap Nanny poses a substantial risk of injury and death to infants. The Nap Nanny is made by Baby Matters LLC located in Berwyn, PA. The commission wants the company to notify the public about the defects of the product and to give consumers a full refund. The company, which went out of business a month ago, claims that no babies have been injured when the recliners were used properly. Some parents have put the recliners in the crib which the company said not to do. The recliner is meant to be used on the floor with the harness secure. The first two versions of the foam recliner were recalled in July 2010 when the agency was aware of one death and 22 reports of infants hanging out or falling over the side of the Nap Nanny even though most of the infants had been placed in the recliner’s harness. Since then, the agency has learned of 4 more deaths. Four are linked to the first versions of the recliner, and one to the newer model. There have been 5,000 Nap Nanny Generation Ones sold and 50,000 Generation Two. There have been 100,000 of the newest model sold since January 2011. If you have an infant who has been injured using this product, contact a Chicago product liability lawyer to review your case.