In July of 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Baby Matters LLC announced the voluntary recall of approximately 30,000 Nap Nanny portable baby recliners after at least 22 reports were submitted regarding children falling out of the seats. Even when the infants were supposedly secured in the harnesses, they were still either slipping out completely or hanging over the edge, which left them susceptible to falls and choking, respectively.
In the wake of this holiday season, at least four major retailers have declared that they will no longer carry these Nap Nanny recliners and will voluntarily recall more than 150,000 of the child products because, according to the CPSC, “the manufacturer is unable or unwilling to participate in the recall.” So far Amazon, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com and Toys R Us/Babies R Us have agreed to participate in this recall, as it has since been reported that at least five infant deaths have been linked to these dangerous child seats since 2010.
The CPSC also reported this week that Baby Matters officials were aware of at least one death at the time of the company’s recall of 30,000 recliners in 2010. Since that report, there have been 70 additional reports of infants “nearly falling out of the product” issued to the CPSC.
The Nap Nanny recliners have been sold in a number of retail stores and online vendors at approximately $130 per unit, and the CPSC is urging consumers to stop using the seats immediately and contact whichever company they purchased the Nap Nanny recliners from in order to determine return policies. Amazon information is available at the company’s website, while Buy Buy Baby can be contacted at (877) 328-9222, Diapers.com can be contacted at (800) 342-7377, and Toys R Us/Babies R Us can be contacted at (800) 869-7787.