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Another Death Reported in Connection with “Nap Nanny”

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If you have a Nap Nanny or a Nap Nanny Chill in your home, do not use it. The Consumer Safety Product Safety Commission, CPSC, reports another death involving a baby dying in a Nap Nanny infant recliner. CPSC said the 8-month-old was found “trapped between the product and a crib bumper.”

Recalls Issued for “Nap Nanny” Starting in 2010

The Nap Nanny products were sold between 2009 and 2012. They are “portable infant recliners” that can be used by infants to sleep, rest, or play. The recliner comes with a foam base, fabric cover and harness.

CPSC and the manufacturer of Nap Nanny products, Baby Matters LLC, issued a voluntary recall in 2010 involving 30,000 units. At that time CPSC was investigating a report of a 4-month-old that died after being placed in a Nap Nanny that was in a crib. The CPCS has received 22 reports of infants falling or hanging over the side of the product.

The CPSC warned consumers to keep Nap Nanny products away from other products, not to place them inside cribs, and to make sure the Nap Nanny straps are securely fastened.

The CPSC filed a complaint against Baby Matters LLC in 2012 requesting a recall. It alleged “the products contain a design defect, their use presents a risk of injury to infants, and the instructions and warnings are inadequate.”

That same year, Buy Buy Baby, Amazon.com, Diapers.com, and Toys R Us/Babies R Us voluntarily recalled the products.

Baby Matters LLC announced a voluntary recall in 2013 of all Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill infant recliners and covers. This recall came after reports of 92 incidents involving the products, including five infant deaths.

The products are no longer allowed to be sold at stores, but if you see one at a yard sale or online auction avoid buying them.

Safety Tips for Infants

According to CPSC, there are several things you can do to keep your infant safe when placing them down for a nap. These include:

• Do not keep pillows, blankets, or other “bedding” inside the crib. Keep it bare.
• Keep the crib away from any windows with blinds, curtain cords or baby monitor cords
• Do not add any extra padding to your crib or play area
• Follow all instructions when putting the crib together
• Do not allow any room between the mattress and the sides of the crib
• Never use cribs that are ten years or older, broken or modified in any way