Baby Matters Recalls Nap NannyÂ® Recliners Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards; One Infant Death Reported
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Baby Matters LLC, of Berwyn, Pa., is announcing the voluntary recall of 30,000 Nap NannyÂ® portable baby recliners. CPSC is investigating a report of a 4-month-old girl from Royal Oak, Mich. who died in a Nap NannyÂ® that was being used in a crib. According to preliminary reports, the infant was in her harness and found hanging over the side of the product, caught between the Nap NannyÂ® and the crib bumper.
CPSC and Baby Matters are aware of one other incident in which an infant became entrapped when the Nap NannyÂ® was used in a crib, contrary to the product instructions. In that incident, the infant fell over the side of the Nap NannyÂ®, despite being harnessed in, and was caught between the baby recliner and the side of the crib. The infant sustained a cut to the forehead.
CPSC and the firm have received 22 reports of infants, primarily younger than 5-months-old, hanging or falling out over the side of the Nap NannyÂ® despite most of the infants being placed in the harness. One infant received a bruise as a result of hanging over the side of the product.
Infants can partially fall or hang over the side of the Nap NannyÂ® even while the harness is in use. This situation can be worse if the Velcroâ¢ straps, located inside the Nap NannyÂ® cover are not properly attached to the "D"-rings located on the foam, or if consumers are using the first generation model Nap NannyÂ® that was sold without "D"-rings.
In addition, if the Nap NannyÂ® is placed inside a crib, play yard or other confined area, which is not a recommended use, the infant can fall or hang over of the side of the Nap NannyÂ® and become entrapped between the crib side and the Nap NannyÂ® and suffocate.
Likewise, if the Nap NannyÂ® is placed on a table, countertop, or other elevated surface and a child falls over the side, it poses a risk of serious head injury. Consumers should always use the Nap NannyÂ® on the floor away from any other products.
The Nap NannyÂ® is a portable recliner designed for sleeping, resting and playing. The recliner includes a foam base with an inclined indentation for the infant to sit in and a fitted fabric cover and a three point harness. The first generation model of the Nap NannyÂ® can be identified by the absence of "D"-rings in the foam base. In second generation models, the harness system has "D"-rings in the foam base and Velcroâ¢ straps inside the fitted fabric cover.
The recalled Nap NannysÂ® were sold at toy and children's retail stores nationwide and online, including at www.napnanny.com, from January 2009 through July 2010 for about $130.
The recalled product was manufactured in the United States and China.
Consumers with a first generation Nap NannyÂ® models, without "D"-rings, should stop using the recalled baby recliners immediately and contact the firm to receive an $80 coupon towards the purchase of a new Nap NannyÂ® with free shipping. Consumers with a second generation Nap NannyÂ® model, with "D"-rings, should immediately stop using the product until they are able to visit the firm's website to obtain new product instructions and warnings. Consumers will also view an important instructional video to help consumers ensure the harness is properly fastened. Consumers who are unable to view the video or new instructions online, should contact the firm to receive free copies by mail. For more information, contact Baby Matters toll-free at (888) 240-4282 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.napnanny.com/recall
Always use the Nap NannyÂ® on the floor
away from any other products
Outside Cover View
RIGHT: Velcro straps properly secured through the "D"-rings
WRONG: Velcro straps NOT properly secured through "D"-ring
Photo of re-enactment of doll falling over side of Nap NannyÂ® placed in crib.
Placing Nap NannyÂ® inside of a crib is NOT the recommended use of the product.
Always place Nap NannyÂ® on the floor away from other products.
Nap NannyÂ® safety tips:
- Do not use Nap NannyÂ® in cribs, play yards, or near any other adjacent entrapment surface
- Only use Nap NannyÂ® on the floor away from other products
- Secure Velcro straps through the "D"-rings every time cover is replaced
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.
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