UPDATE—June 2, 2014: Four years after the product's initial recall, another baby has died in a Nap Nanny Infant Recliner. An eight-month-old girl slid off the side of the product and got stuck between the recliner and the bumper of her crib. This is one of the two ways the product has proved lethal for infants.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is sending out another wave of reminders begging that anyone who still has a Nap Nanny throw it away. This death comes after five infants died in 2010 by either falling out of the side or suffocating in the recliner's lining. The company that produced the Nap Nanny is no longer in business, but the CPSC has no way of finding out how many are still owned by families across the country.
December 27, 2012: Parents don't expect that a product sold by popular retailers such as Amazon, Diapers.com, and Babies R Us would pose a "substantial risk of injury and death to infants." However, this is why more than 150,000 Nap Nanny baby recliners have been recalled, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
The CPSC says that there have been five reports of infant deaths linked to the dangerous products, as well as dozens of incidents in which children almost fell out of the recliners. The recall includes Nap Nanny Generations One and Two and the Chill model. All were sold between 2009 and 2012. The CPSC warns that the products contain defects in their design, warnings, and instructions.
Four retailers – Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com, and Toys R Us/Babies R Us – agreed to voluntarily recall the Nap Nanny. This came after its manufacturer, Baby Matters LLC, was unable or unwilling to do so, says the CPSC. Earlier this month, the commission filed a lawsuit against Baby Matters, claiming that it refused to issue a recall. At that time, the company said that it had gone out of business and its website stated that the CPSC complaint had no merit and its products were safe.