Parents Warned to Stop Using Infant Napper Responsible for Six Deaths

The Nap Nanny, which was sold until 2012, is a portable infant recliner designed for sleeping or playing. It poses a substantial risk of injury and death to infants, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.


A New Jersey baby is the sixth to die in an infant recliner that was recalled in 2012, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced this week. The CPSC is warning parents who may still have a Nap Nanny to dispose of it immediately.

The products “pose a substantial risk of injury and death to infants,” the CPSC said. The Nap Nanny is a portable infant recliner designed for sleeping or playing.

“Nap Nanny recliners should no longer be sold in stores, but stay away from them at yard sales, as a hand-me-down gifts or on an online auction site,” the CPSC announced.

In the most recent death reported, an 8-month-old Hopatcong, N.J. baby was found partly hanging over the side of a Nap Nanny, trapped between it and a crib bumper, the CPSC said.

In December 2012, four major retailers—Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com and Babies R Us—announced a voluntary recall of the Nap Nanny models sold in their stores. Consumers who purchased a Nap Nanny from one of these retailers should contact the retailer for instructions on how to obtain a refund for the product, the CPSC said.

The manufacturer, Baby Matters LLC, is no longer in business and is not accepting returns. More than 50,000 Nap Nanny recliners were sold between 2009 and early 2012.

Macy May 30, 2014 at 06:28 AM
Just because of the stupidity of a few the rest cannot get a wonderful product? Seems to me that people have forgotten how to use their brain, why not get rid of that as well?
Dianne M. Struble May 30, 2014 at 07:19 AM
Why wouldn't you just use a car seat if you felt the need to have your child's it up while sleeping?
Anna Lisa May 31, 2014 at 11:23 PM
Obviously people didn't read the directions or simply didn't realize the risk. They made terrible mistakes and I'm sure they're beyond devastated. I'm so disturbed by my fellow commenters' cold and harsh comments--"stupidity," "ignorance," etc. I'm so sorry for these families and the deceased babies. What horrible tragedies. Let's have some compassion.


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