After several months of legal wrangling, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall of Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill infant recliners and covers made by Baby Matters LLC.
"From 2009 to the present, the Commission staff has received at least 92 incident reports involving the Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill products, including five infant deaths. CPSC is aware of four infants who died in Nap Nanny Generation Two recliners and a fifth death involved in the Chill model. In the incident reports received by CPSC, there were 92 reports of infants hanging or falling over the side of the products, including some infants who were restrained in the product’s harness."
"CPSC urges consumers to immediately stop use of all Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill recliners. Baby Matters LLC is no longer in business and is not accepting returns. In December 2012, four major retailers—Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com, and Toys R Us/Babies R Us—announced a voluntary recall of Nap Nanny and Chill models sold in their stores. Consumers who purchased a Nap Nanny from one of these retailers should contact the retailer for instructions on how to obtain a refund for the product."
Safe Nest Babyproofing has seen this product in use during our in-home evaluations and has been urging parents to stop using them based on previous CPSC warnings. Many of the injuries and deaths from the Nap Nanny happened when the product was not being used as intended but the CPSC does not believe their were adequate instructions and warnings in place to alert consumers to misuse. Always read the instruction manuals with any product you use with your baby and never use any product in a way it was not intended for.