Choosing baby gear is an exciting part of preparing for a new arrival. But even after you've unpacked all the gifts and settled on the nursery, making sure to stay current on updates, changes, and especially recalls is just as crucial. A tragic story out of New Jersey this morning shows us the importance of paying attention to recall notices. More than four years since the product's original recall, an 8-month-old baby has died in the Nap Nanny infant recliner.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says that the child was found strapped in by the belt, hanging over the side of the recliner and trapped by the edge of the seat and the crib bumper. This is the sixth baby to die from the use of the product, and officials say that even though the seats are no longer sold in stores, they're very popular at secondhand sales: yard sales, online, and as hand-me-downs.