Nap Nanny Recliners Recalled After Baby Dies

Julie Ryan Evans
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Nap NannyAfter the death of a 4-month-old baby girl in Michigan, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled 30,000 Nap Nanny recliners.

"According to preliminary reports, the infant was in her harness and found hanging over the side of the product, caught between the Nap Nanny® and the crib bumper," the CPSC states.

CPSC and Baby Matters, who manufacturers the product and is voluntarily recalling them, said they are aware of one other case when an infant was entrapped by the product, but only suffered a cut forehead. There have been 22 injuries reported from babies falling out of a Nap Nanny, even when the harness is used.

Someone needs to alert Sandra Bullock! In May we reported on the Nap Nanny and the fact that Bullock used one for her son, Louis.

It seems like such a great product and one designed to promote safety by keeping baby sleeping in the recommended position -- on his back. But, it clearly can become dangerous, particularly when used improperly, like in a crib or on a table.

There are two generations of the product -- the first without "D"-rings in the foam base, which were sold before August 15, 2009; the second has the rings as pictured here.Nap Nanny D Rings

Consumers should immediately stop using both versions. Those with first-generation recliners can contact the company for an $80 coupon toward the purchase of a new Nap Nanny. Consumers with the second-generation version, which began selling in August 2009, are asked to visit the company's website and watch a video for proper use of the product.

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 NapNanny.com/recall.

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Image via napnanny.com

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