After years of issues with Nap Nanny products and 5 baby deaths, the manufacturer, Baby Matters LLC of Berwyn, Pennsylvania, is announcing a recall of all models of its Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill infant recliners and covers. This Nap Nanny recall had to be forced on the company by the federal government, which filed a lawsuit against the company in December of 2012 seeking a mandatory recall of the Nap Nanny and Chill products.
From 2009 to the present, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has received at least 92 incident reports involving the Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill products, including the five infant deaths. CPSC is aware of four infants who died in Nap Nanny Generation Two recliners and a fifth death involved in the Chill model. In the incident reports received by CPSC, there were 92 reports of infants hanging or falling over the side of the products, including some infants who were restrained in the product’s harness.
“Tragically, five children died before Baby Matters recalled the Nap Nanny recliners,” said Fred, who has helped families win millions and hold companies accountable for the personal injury and wrongful death of children.
In December 2012, CPSC staff filed an administrative complaint against Baby Matters LLC seeking a recall of the Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill infant recliners. CPSC staff and Baby Matters LLC reached a settlement agreement that includes the recall announced today and ends the legal proceeding against the firm.
The settlement resolves CPSC staff’s allegations that the Nap Nanny and Chill products create a substantial product hazard. CPSC alleged that the products contain a design defect, their use presents a risk of injury to infants, and the instructions and warnings are inadequate. Baby Matters disputed these allegations but has agreed to the recall in consideration for dismissal of the CPSC lawsuit.