Nap Nanny Products Recalled Following Lawsuit

baby asleep in a Nap Nanny recliner

This past Friday, the manufacturer Baby Matters agreed to a recall of its Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill infant recliner products. The recall comes as part of a settlement in a lawsuit the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) filed against the manufacturer in December 2012.

The CPSC filed the lawsuit after consumers reported 92 infant injuries involving the Nap Nanny products, including five infant deaths. Consumers reported that if an infant turned while sleeping, he or she could potentially fall or hang from the recliner, or suffocate against the recliner if it was used in a crib. After one death and several other incidents, Baby Matters and the CPSC filed a joint recall on Generation One models in July 2010. Generation Two models were later released with improved design, instructions, and warning labels, but even with proper use, the manufacturer received additional reports including 4 more infant deaths.

Baby Matters continues to claim that its products are safe, but it agreed to issue the recall of all Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill products in order to end all legal proceedings. The manufacturer went out of business in November 2012, so it is unable to issue refunds; however, some major retailers are offering refunds for the Nap Nanny products they sold. As part of the legal settlement, Baby Matters' website will remain open for five years to inform consumers of the recall and potential dangers.

The CPSC has instructed anyone who owns a Nap Nanny or Nap Nanny Chill product to stop using it immediately and dispose of it, or check with your retailer to see if it is offering a refund on the product.

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"After five infants die in recliner, maker settles with feds." CNN. June 14, 2013.