On June 14, Baby Matters LLC of Berwyn, PA initiated a voluntary recall of all models of its Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill infant recliners and covers in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The CPSC originally sought a mandatory recall of the Nap Nanny and Chill products in December of 2012, yet waited for last month's recall as part of a settlement in an administrative case.
Since 2009, the CPSC has received upwards of 92 incident reports involving the Nap Nanny and Nap Chill products, including five infant deaths. The incident reports highlight the hazards associated with the products, stating that infants were hanging or falling over the side and some infants who were even restrained in the product's harness. The Nap Nanny Generation Two recliners were involved in four of the deaths, while the Chill model was involved with the fifth death.
In December 2012, four major retailers including 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 should seek instruction on how to obtain a refund for the product if they bought a Nap Nanny from one of the aforementioned retailers.
Consumers should immediately stop using all Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill recliners and dispose of them. There is no repair option, because Baby Matters LLC is no longer in business and is not accepting returns. Under federal law it is illegal for any person to sell products subject to a publically announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the CPSC. Under federal law it is illegal for any person or company to sell, offer to sell, manufacture, distribute in commerce, or import into the United States any model of the Nap Nanny or Chill recliner.
Between 2009 and 2012, about 165,000 Nap Nanny and Chill products were sold. They retailed for an average of $130 and were sold at toy and children's retail stores nationwide and online at sites such as www.napnanny.com.
CPSC staff filed an administrative complaint against Baby Matters LLC seeking a recall in December 2012, and reached a settlement agreement that includes the recall and ends the legal proceeding against the company. The allegations that the Nap Nanny and Chill products contain a design defect have been resolved by the settlement.
The CPSC is in charge of protecting the public from unreasonable risks, injuries, or death associated with the use of consumer products under its jurisdiction. Consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually, and over the past 30 years the CPSC has significantly contributed to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with the use of consumer products.
To report an incident or a product-related injury, visit www.saferproducts.gov or call the Consumer Product Safety Hotline at (800) 638-2772 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET. Recall information is constantly updated on the website www.cpsc.gov and through Twitter at @OnSafety.
If a child in your family or a loved one in the Boston area has been injured from this product, contact Boston Products Liability attorneys at Sheff Law at (617)-227-7000 or toll free at (888)-423-4477 to discuss your rights.